– Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) announced today that she has been appointed chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, under the House Commerce Committee. In general, the House Commerce Committee focuses on business, finance and economic development in Pennsylvania.
“I am very honored to be appointed as chairwoman of the Economic Development Subcommittee,” said Gaydos. “I want to thank House Commerce Committee Chairman Mark Keller for his confidence in me to lead this exciting and important subcommittee. I am eager to use my 25 years in business, finance and entrepreneurial development to help make Pennsylvania a better place for businesses to growth, economic expansion and good jobs.”
The purpose of the Economic Development Subcommittee is to review and study specific policy issues and legislation on economic development through programs such as the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, the Pennsylvania Capital Loan Fund and the Small Business Development Center Program, as well as the Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ), Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zones (KOEZ), City Revitalization and Improvement Zones (CRIZ) and Neighborhood Improvement Zones (NIZ).
Gaydos was sworn into office for her first term, representing the 44th Legislative District which encompasses 14 municipalities in Allegheny County including Aleppo Township, Bell Acres, Crescent Township, Edgeworth, Findlay Township, Glen Osborne, Glenfield, Haysville, Moon Township, North Fayette Township, Ohio Township, Sewickley, Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Hills.
Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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