The Alliance recently joined forces with numerous chambers across the Midwest and Great Lakes region to support a coordinated reopening of our economy. Nearly 40 organizations supported the following statement:
“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.”