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The Chamber’s Strength: Statewide and National Partnerships

April 28, 2020
As the challenges arising from COVID-19 continue to change daily, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s statewide and national connections have provided for a more coordinated and united front with business groups across the state and nation on issues such as small business aid, unemployment, and reopening the economy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, SBA, and other metro chambers and economic development organizations are positioning to advocate and advise on the federal level on the issues impacting businesses the most during this pandemic. With the confusion that surrounded the CARES Act and federal response to the virus, the Chamber has continuously provided advice and analysis to businesses.

In the last few weeks, the Chamber:

  • Coordinated with chambers across the state and Midwest Great Lakes Region to unite in support of a coordinated reopening of the economy. Read more.
  • Joined 34 associations representing Michigan’s business community and financial institutions to urge swift action on additional federal aid for PPP and EIDL programs. Read more.
  • Contacted every member of the Michigan Congressional Delegation to have a one-on-one conversation about what small businesses are facing and the immediate need for more federal aid. Read more.

The Chamber and our statewide association peers are also coordinating on business feedback and advising when it comes to restarting the economy with Business Leaders for Michigan, the Michigan and Grand Rapids Chambers of Commerce, Small Business Association of Michigan, and the Michigan Manufacturers Association.