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Coalition of 70 business organizations urge Gov. Walz to open economy

Minnesota Ready

 

A new coalition to safely reopen Minnesota's economy

 

Read the full press release here

Businesses throughout Minnesota – especially small businesses – are eagerly awaiting their turn to fully open. They have taken the necessary safety precautions, with detailed, effective preparedness plans in place. Knowing that they could reopen or increase customer capacity on a certain date would help small businesses start to refuel our economy, and safely welcome back their employees and customers.
 
Small businesses are the economic engine of our state’s future. Without decisive action, many will be lost. This is not simply a personal loss for business owners. This is a loss to the employees, their communities, the local governments and the state in terms of commercial and economic activity.
 
As the state's leading business advocacy group, we're partnering with 70 local chambers of commerce and trade organizations to form the Minnesota Ready coalition in an effort to quickly and safely reopen Minnesota's economy.  

What else can you do to help? 

  • Contact Governor Walz and legislators to let them know that it's time to safely reopen Minnesota's economy.  
  • Use #MNReady to share local chamber events highlighting the need for a safe opening. 
  • Read this letter the Minnesota Ready coalition sent to Governor Walz. If your business organization isn't listed as a partner, encourage them to contact Vicki Stute to take part in our effort. 
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Coalition Partners

Thank you to our 70 coalition partners working to safely reopen Minnesota's economy. 

AgriGrowth
Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce
APEX
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
Austin Area Chamber of Commerce
Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce
Big Lake Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce
Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
Cannon Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Crosslake Chamber of Commerce
Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Delano Area Chamber of Commerce
Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce
Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce
Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce
Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce
Ham Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce
I94 West Chamber of Commerce
Iron Mining Association
La Crescent Chamber of Commerce
Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Laurentian Chamber of Commerce 
Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Lonsdale Area Chamber of Commerce
Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
Melrose Area Chamber of Commerce
MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
Minnesota Beverage Association
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association
Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association
Minnesota Trucking Association
Minnesota Utility Contractors Association
Morris Area Chamber of Commerce
New Prague Chamber of Commerce
Nisswa Chamber of Commerce
Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB
Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce
Redwood Area Chamber and Tourism
River Heights Chamber of Commerce
Sauk Centre Area Chamber of Commerce
Savage Area Chamber of Commerce 
Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau
SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber Grand Forks & East Grand Forks
Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce
TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
Visit Duluth
Wabasha Kellogg Chamber of Commerce/CVB
Waconia Chamber of Commerce
Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce 
White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Winona Area Chamber of Commerce 
Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce