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Chambers Across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region Unite in Support of Coordinated Reopening of Economy

April 30th, 2020

Businesses throughout the Midwest and Ohio River Valley are anxious to get back to work while maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce and communities.

Successfully combatting COVID-19 will require aggressive, collaborative action among governments, health care professionals, businesses and citizens.  While actions taken in our individual states are central to our own recoveries, we all will continue to be impacted by decisions made – and not made – in other locales.

Recognizing that our economies are interconnected and that people regularly cross state boundaries to access jobs, services and supplies, we support the efforts of our Governors to work together to establish coordinated recovery plans and protocols that will strengthen our economy and preserve our health and safety.

As organizations representing businesses in some of the hardest hit and most important economic engines in the nation, we will continue to serve as critical counselors to our leaders in our state capitols and Washington DC.

 

The following organizations have signed on in support of this statement.

Michigan

Lansing Regional Chamber

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber

Midland Business Alliance

Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Detroit Regional Chamber

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Lakeshore Advantage

Michigan West Coast Chamber

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

The Right Place, Inc.

Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysbury

 

Minnesota

St. Paul Chamber of Commerce

Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

TwinWest Chamber of Commerce

 

Wisconsin

Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Greater Green Bay Chamber

 

Indiana

Northwest Indiana Forum

One Southern Indiana

Greater Ft. Wayne, Inc.

South Bend Regional Chamber

Southwest Indiana Chamber

Indy Chamber

 

Kentucky

Greater Louisville Inc.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Lexington Inc.

Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

 

Ohio

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Greater Cleveland Partnership

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

 

Illinois 

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

 

Media Contact:

Hope V. Cotter
Director of Marketing
hopecotter@columbus.org
(614) 225-6062