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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



Representative Alonzo Baldonado (NM)


Representative Jackie Toledo (FL)

Task Force Priorities

  1. Small Business Deregulation
  2. Maritime Trade
  3. North American Free Trade

Recent Resolutions


Promoting Job Creation and Economic Diversification Through Attraction and Expansion of Film, Television and Digital Media Production


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


Urging the Protection of Consumers from Lawsuit Lenders


Resolution on Tax Parity Between Online and Brick and Mortar Businesses


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


Investigate Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry


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


Urging the United States to Push for Fair Trade with India


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)


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