Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations

About the committee

The Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations, or LCEDIR, is a bipartisan, bicameral committee of the legislature which is authorized under state law (Title 43.15.060 RCW) to study and review economic development issues. The committee’s duties include special emphasis on international trade, tourism, investment and industrial development, and assisting the legislature in developing a comprehensive and consistent economic development policy. The lieutenant governor serves as the committee’s chair.

2014 Meeting Schedule
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Date and time Topic Meeting location
July 29, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Washington’s Natural Resources Economy – Farming and Floriculture in Western Washington  Puyallup City Hall
Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Economic Impact of Company Closures on Rural Communities Republic

 

Committee membership 

The committee consists of six Senators and six Representatives, with three Democratic members and three Republican members appointed from each legislative body.

Committee members:
Lt. Governor Brad Owen, chair

BeckerSenator Randi Becker DeBoltRepresentative Richard DeBolt
EideSenator Tracey Eide MorrisRepresentative Jeff Morris
HatfieldSenator Brian Hatfield MoscosoRepresentative Luis Moscoso
HasegawaSenator Bob Hasegawa RyuRepresentative Cindy Ryu
HewittSenator Mike Hewitt SmithRepresentative Norma Smith
KingSenator Curtis King WilcoxRepresentative J.T. Wilcox