The St. Louis Regional Chamber is always advocating for the region's businesses, and the coronavirus pandemic was no different. We worked to help navigate regulations, revenue decline, and workforce changes and more to maintain business operations.

The Regional Chamber’s leadership worked with public officials, hospital and healthcare executives, economic development organizations, and leading business recovery experts to ensure the region recovers effectively and safely.

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What does recovery look like for St. Louis business?

Several economic development groups have established the STL Regional Business Recovery Initiative to provide industry-specific input to local public health officials regarding best practices for reopening businesses safely.

The Initiative has received plans and protocols from a number of industry segments and will be seeking participation in the small working groups in other segments; protocols received to date have been submitted for review. The Initiative will share the plans and recommended protocols for each industry segment widely when completed.

Industry Working Groups Begin to Prepare Recovery Protocols

As part of this work, the Initiative is convening working groups tapping industry experts to help recovery efforts in key segments including restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues and attractions, commercial office buildings, retail, salons, gyms, and more. The working groups will provide input to public health leaders in regional governments as they formulate reopening policies.  

Business Recovery Working Groups

  • Attractions/Event Venues
  • Construction, Manufacturing & Repair
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels
  • Personal Services
  • Professional Services & Office Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail 
  • Transportation


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St. Louis City Phase I Reopening Standards and Guidance
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St. Louis County Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening
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Please check back frequently for updates as plans are developed.



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View Press Release on the Regional Business Recovery Initiative
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