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

Apr 23, 2020
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is joining with chambers in seven states across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region (listed below) to support a coordinated reopening of the economy.


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The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is joining with chambers in seven states across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region (listed below) to support a coordinated reopening of the economy. Together we are issuing the following statement:

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

Successfully combating 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, D.C.”

Locally, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber launched its EMERGE initiative several weeks ago to help the Valley’s business community navigate through the COVID crisis by offering assistance in several key areas and communicating daily updates that may impact their operations, employees, safety and more. Visit regionalchamber.com for more information.


The following Midwest/Great Lakes Region organizations have signed on in support of the above statement:

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, Ferrysburg

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