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Business, Economic Development, International Relations and Trade

Except for the issues covered by the Banking, Affordable Housing and Credit Task Force, the Business and Economic Development Task Force covers all issues related to business and economic development including export promotion, business regulation, permits, business incentives, taxes related to business, commercial regulation, retail regulation, small business promotion, transportation, state recovery and budgets. Shares issues such as job creation with the Labor and Workforce Development Task Force. Shares issues like medical tourism and regulation of restaurants with the Healthcare Task Force.

Task Force Leadership 2024-2025

Recent Resolutions


Updated Policies to Promote Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing and End Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Vehicle Ownership Costs


Encouraging Agricultural Collaboration between the United States and Israel


Repeal the Coastwise Restrictions of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, Also Known as the Jones Act


Supporting the Improvement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)


Calling on Regulators to Pay Special Attention to the Impact on Small Businesses when Enacting, Repealing or Amending Regulations


Resolution Recognizing the National Minority Trucking Association


Resolution Encouraging the Support of Infrastructure Buildout to Pave the Pathway for Next Generation Workers


Resolution in Support of Initiatives to Help Puerto Rico with its Economic and Fiscal Crisis


A Resolution Calling for an Increase in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funding


Resolution in Support of Initiatives That Promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) as Part of Puerto Rico's Economic Recovery and Development (Resolución en apoyo a iniciativas que promuevan a las Pequeños y Medianos Empresas (PYMES) como parte de la recuperación y desarrollo económico de Puerto Rico)