The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber and the Downriver Community Conference are launching a campaign to support our local businesses, and to recharge our local economy in a safe, responsible, and effective way. The campaign is called #SupportDownriver, and #SupportSouthernWayneCounty for municipalities represented by the DCC and SWCRC who count themselves as outside of the traditionally recognized “Downriver” communities. We are asking all of our communities and members to participate in this positive and encouraging messaging. Now more than ever, it is vital that we support our Downriver and southern Wayne County job providers, entrepreneurs and workforce.
It is critical that our leaders work closely with our business community to understand their needs, and to carryout an effective plan to reopen our economy and local enterprise in a safe and responsible manner. The federation of chambers of commerce throughout the State of Michigan is committed to this mission and we can get this done responsibly and safely. Local businesses have been forced to close or face restricted operations during this time and they need our help. As one united community, we will save lives, businesses and jobs. While we do everything that is necessary to protect the health and well-being of our community, we cannot standby as our region’s job providers and entrepreneurs lose everything they have worked so hard to gain not only for themselves, but for the people of our region. Downriver’s business community is made up of the people who employ and provide our region with the opportunity to accomplish our dreams. These are the people who sponsor your child’s baseball team, donate pizza for your organization’s event, and who make it happen by investing into the efforts and mission of every one of our communities. Government grants, loans, and tax credits can help businesses to survive, but it’s not enough. Revitalizing our local economy is going to take more. Real impact comes when people unite and work together to accomplish the remarkable. And the remarkable happens when we support local business.