Welcome to the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy

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; Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development; 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; 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; 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. 

COVID-19 Resources - Information for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Workers, and Economic and Workforce Development Professionals


Letters of support and opposition to bills being heard by the Committee are required to be submitted at least seven calendar days prior to the hearing.  Please check the JEDE hearings page for hearing dates and measures on file.  The Committee accepts letters submitted online (https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/ )by fax (916-319-2190), email (jede@asm.ca.gov) and through the mail  (JEDE Committee, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814).


Assembly Member Sabrina Cervantes, Chair

Assembly Member Sabrina Cervantes,
Chair of the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee

Assembly Member Jordan Cunningham, Vice Chair

Assembly Member Jordan Cunningham,
Vice Chair of the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee

For information on how to submit a position letter please see the 
Advocacy Quick Reference Guide
Submit Position Letter

Important COVID-19 Information

In the final days of the legislative session, the Assembly will conduct several hearings for bills returning from the Senate. The public will have the ability to participate in these hearings by offering comment in the following ways:

  • The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing; however, due to guidance on physical distancing, seating for the hearings will be minimal for the press and public. In-person attendance is not recommended. All are encouraged to watch the hearings from their livestream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.
  • Remote Testimony Stations at these locations (Please check the Assembly website for the latest information): 
    • Sacramento – State Capitol Park (Location to be determined based on weather conditions)
    • San Francisco State Office (455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102)
    • San Diego State Building (1350 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101) 
  • Written testimony before the hearing via the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.
  • Due to the impending constitutional deadline for the Legislature to adjourn and conclude this legislative session, phone testimony will be available, but it will be limited.

Committee Room

Contact Information

Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee
1020 N Street, Room 359
Sacramento, California 95814
916.319.2090 phone
916.319.2190 fax
Members & Staff

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