Committee Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdictions are business advocacy within California and the United States; business advocacy of import/export trade; California-Mexico relations; California overseas trade offices; Department of Information Technology; development and expansion of new technologies, except energy; development of international high tech markets; economic disaster relief; economic impact reports; effect of balance of trade issues on California; enterprise zones; expansion of overseas markets; foreign investments by California; foreign investments in California; impacts of federal budget on high tech projects; impacts of federal budget on international trade; information technology; industrial innovation and research; international capital, including capital formation; international trade, research and import/export finance; interstate commerce; seaports and physical infrastructure; sister state agreements and friendship agreements with other nations; small business development and operations; state and local economic development; women and minority business enterprises (WBME).
The Commitee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy (JEDE) is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 359 and the phone number is (916) 319-2090.
Letters of support and opposition to bills being heard by the Committee are required to be submitted at least seven days prior to the hearing. Please check the JEDE hearings page for hearing dates and measures on file. The Committee accepts letters submitted by fax (916-319-2190); email (firstname.lastname@example.org); and through the mail (JEDE Committee, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814).
The 2013 - 14 JEDE legislative package includes bills related to international trade, infrastructure development, workforce development, and small businesses access to capital and technical assistance.