Chamber Joins Regional Effort to Reopen Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is joining chambers in seven states across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region to support a coordinated reopening of the economy.

“Businesses throughout the Midwest and Ohio River Valley are anxious to get back to work while maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce and communities,” the chambers said in a group statement. “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,” the statement continued. “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, D.C.”

In a local effort to support businesses, the Regional Chamber weeks ago launched its Emerge initiative, which offers assistance in several key areas and communicating daily updates that may impact their operations, employees, safety and more.

The other chambers involved in the coordinated reopening effort include:

Illinois

  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Indiana

  • One Southern Indiana
  • Greater Ft. Wayne, Inc.
  • South Bend Regional Chamber
  • Southwest Indiana Chamber
  • Indy Chamber
  • Aspire Johnson County
  • One Zone Commerce
  • Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce

Kentucky

  • Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Commerce Lexington Inc.
  • Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

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

  • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Minneapolis Regional Chamber
  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce

Ohio

  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber

Wisconsin

  • Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
  • Greater Green Bay Chamber

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