The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic has wreaked havoc throughout the small business community in the region’s 18 cities and counties. Recovery from the tremendous damage that has been inflicted is a long-term process.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an incredible impact on the worldwide, national, state and local economy. The effects of which will reverberate for years to come. While the immediate recovery of as many of the region’s small businesses as possible, regional leaders have to realize that we will not, and should not, desire to return to status quo ante.
This paper outlines the goals, steps and tools needed to help take the region’s economy from Disaster to Growth.