The novel coronavirus COVID-19, which was declared a pandemic in March 2020, has fundamentally changed how the St. Louis regional economy operates. Businesses large and small are navigating state and federal regulations, revenue decline, workforce changes, grant and loan options, and more to maintain their business operations.
During this time of crisis, the St. Louis Regional Chamber has been working to help the business community navigate COVID-19 and establish post-pandemic recovery plans. The Regional Chamber’s leadership works with elected officials, regional hospital system executives, economic development organizations, and other leading business bodies almost daily to ensure the latest, most accurate details are being shared to aid in the safety and recovery of the community. By working with industry partners, elected officials, and nonprofit leaders, the Regional Chamber team keeps businesses abreast of the latest details of the coronavirus’ effect on the nation and the St. Louis region.
To help the suffering business community, the Regional Chamber has implemented several tactics to empower them with the news, resources, collaboration, and connection they seek during this time of uncertainty.