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Economic Development Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(22 members)

2032 § 17 Study the state's business climate through a business climate initiative, including receipt of agency reports regarding economic development legislation introduced by the Legislative Council during previous legislative sessions, participation in business climate focus groups across the state, and participation in a Business Congress held before June 1, 2006, and a Business Congress held before June 1, 2008.  The Legislative Council is to contract with a third party to provide professional services to plan, facilitate, report on, and coordinate followup for the focus groups and Business Congresses included within the study.

2032 § 18 Study the issues relating to venture and risk capital and whether and how some of these issues may be negatively impacting business development in the state

Receive annual reports from the Division of Community Services on renaissance zone progress (NDCC § 40-63-03)

Receive biennial report from the Commissioner of Commerce on the process used and factors considered by the commissioner in identifying target industries on which economic development efforts are focused and the special focus target industry (NDCC § 54-60-11)

Receive the compilation and summary of state grantor reports filed annually by the Department of Commerce beginning in 2007 and the reports of state agencies that award business incentives for the previous calendar year (NDCC § 54-60.1-07)

Receive report from the Commissioner of Commerce during the 2005-06 interim on the status of the American Indian Business Development Office and the status of the International Trade and Business Office (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 46)

Receive report from the Commissioner of Commerce during the 2005-06 interim on the status of the certification program through which the Division of Economic Development and Finance provides training services to local economic developers (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 47)

Receive report from the Commissioner of Commerce during the 2005-06 interim on the status of the image information program (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 48)

Receive report from the Commissioner of Commerce during the 2005-06 interim on the status of the business hotline program (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 49)

Receive report from the Commissioner of Commerce during the 2005-06 interim on the status of the Dakota manufacturing initiative (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 50)

Receive report from the Commissioner of Commerce before July 1, 2006, on the outcome of the Department of Commerce’s study of the state’s intellectual property laws as they relate to the protection of intellectual property rights (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 51)

Receive report from the Commissioner of Commerce before July 1, 2006, on the outcome of the Department of Commerce’s study of the state’s economic development incentives (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 52)

Receive report from the president of the Bank of North Dakota during the 2005-06 interim on the status of the Bank’s investment in alternative and venture capital investments and early-stage capital funds (2005 S.L., ch. 151, § 19)

Receive report from the State Board of Higher Education and the Centers of Excellence Commission during the 2005-06 interim on the status of the centers of excellence program (2005 S.L., ch. 151, § 20)

Receive report from the chancellor of the University System before July 1, 2006, on the outcome of the State Board of Higher Education’s study of incentives the state could adopt to serve as catalysts for stimulating more efficient commercialization of new technologies (2005 S.L., ch. 151, § 22)

Receive report from the director of the Office of Management and Budget during the 2005-06 interim on the status of providing procurement information through the Internet and on the outcome of the director’s procurement assistance center study (2005 S.L., ch. 151, § 24)

Committee Meetings

Monday, October 16, 2006 - 9:00am

Committee Documents

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 8:00am

Committee Documents

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 9:00am

Committee Documents

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 10:00am

Committee Documents

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