committee

Committee on Business and Economic Development

The Committee on Business and Economic Development is responsible for matters concerning small and local business development policy; matters related to economic, industrial, and commercials development; the disposition of property for economic development purposes; the regulation of alcoholic beverages; public utilities; the operation of business improvement districts ("BIDs") and oversight of BIDS, but not including the establishment of BIDs; the regulation of banks and banking activities, securities, and insurance, including private health insurance, but not including the Health Benefit Exchange; and regulation of for-hire vehicles.

Key Staff

Alicia DiFazio

adifazio@dccouncil.us

Ogochukwu Agwai

oagwai@dccouncil.us
(202) 724-8078

Sandra Karpinsky

skarpinsky@dccouncil.us
(202)724-9734

Agencies Under This Committee

  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration 
  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture
  • Board of Barber and Cosmetology
  • Board of Consumer Claims Arbitration for the District of Columbia 
  • Board of Funeral Directors 
  • Board of Professional Engineering 
  • Captive Insurance Agency 
  • Combat Sports Commission 
  • Commission on Nightlife and Culture 
  • Commission to Commemorate and Recognize Charles Hamilton Houston and for His Contributions to the American Civil Rights Movement, Education, and the Legal Profession 
  • Department of For-Hire Vehicles 
  • Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking 
  • Department of Small and Local Business Development
  • Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development 
  • Destination DC 
  • District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games 
  • Financial Literacy Council 
  • For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council 
  • Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council 
  • Kennedy Street NW Economic Development and Small Business Revitalization Advisory Committee 
  • Multistate Tax Commission 
  • Office of Nightlife and Culture 
  • Office of People’s Counsel 
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer (not including the Office of Budget and Planning) 
  • Public Service Commission 
  • St. Elizabeth’s East Redevelopment Initiative Advisory Board 
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Reuse Advisory Committee 
  • Washington Convention and Sports Authority/Events DC