The Wyoming Business and Industry Federation Unveils “Battle Plan Wyoming” a Strategy to Help Businesses Fight Coronavirus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2020
GILLETTE, Wy. – The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Wyoming Business & Industry Federation, has unveiled a “battle plan” to help mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19 and strengthen businesses state-wide.
The Federation’s two-phase plan, Battle Plan Wyoming, “holds the line” and then “advances the line” for the Wyoming business community. This strategy will prepare local businesses for the negative economic effects of COVID-19 and then equip them with the tools and resources needed to advance forward.
Phase One includes keeping businesses well informed about the health considerations of COVID-19, facilitating disaster relief funds for business, developing Business Response Teams, engaging on state and federal levels to guide help for business, hosting weekly Economic Development Primary calls, and planning for the day Wyoming goes back to work.
The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce has already initiated many of these projects. As we receive information, weekly emails containing up-to-date information on various Federal and State programs available for businesses are shared. Our website has a dedicated COVID-19 page with resources and well as information on how local businesses are responding to the pandemic. The Chamber is partnering with Energy Capital Economic Development to conduct a survey of Campbell County businesses to gather information to share with local, state and federal legislators.
During Phase Two, the Federation will be evaluating and cataloging local economic health, advocating for tax and spending policies that encourage economic growth, advocating for policies and legislation that support economy quick-start businesses, advancing policies that redirect government spending to Wyoming businesses, creating public relations campaigns that drive traffic to local business, and offering weekly calls to businesses to ensure they are well informed.
The Chamber of Commerce website is consistently updated with many of these resources. Businesses can find federal and local COVID-19 updates, business loan information, the latest in legislation, and a local listing of restaurants and grocery stores with curb-side options. Furthermore, other businesses operating under restrained or otherwise different circumstances are able to update the public on their changing business model due to public closures and social distancing requirements.
Executive Director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, Gail Lofing shared, “We are your Chamber of Commerce and we are here for you. The future is less than clear, but I guarantee, if we work together and stay positive, we will make it through this struggle. Shop local, remember your neighbors, and be kind to one another.”
The Wyoming Business & Industry Federation is a broad-based business association empowering local community and economic advancement through advocacy strength. Chambers of Commerce across the state understand strength is amplified with collective action. Through the Business & Industry Federation, Battle Plan Wyoming will help create an environment for businesses and industry to thrive.
Federation members include Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, Casper Area Chamber of Commerce, Cody Country Chamber of Commerce, Lander Chamber of Commerce, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce.
To view the Wyoming Business & Industry’s Battle Plan Wyoming, click HERE.
Wyoming Business & Industry Federation Contact:
Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships
Director of Marketing & Communication