Apr 22

GCP joined several other chambers throughout the region in a collaborative approach to re-open the economy following the COVID-19 shutdown orders.

“Businesses throughout the Midwest and Ohio River Valley are anxious to get back to work while maintaining the well-being of our workforce and communities.

Successfully combatting COVID-19 will require aggressive, collaborative action among governments, health care professionals, businesses and citizens.  While actions taken in our individual states are central to our own recoveries, we all will continue to be impacted by decisions made – and not made – in other locales.  

Recognizing that our economies are interconnected and that people regularly cross state boundaries to access jobs, services and supplies, we support the efforts of our Governors to work together to establish coordinated recovery plans and protocols that will strengthen our economy and preserve our health and safety. 

As organizations representing businesses in some of the hardest hit and most important economic engines in the nation, we will continue to serve as critical counselors to our leaders in our state capitols and Washington DC.”

The following organizations have signed on in support of this statement.


  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce


  • One Southern Indiana

  • Greater Ft. Wayne, Inc.

  • South Bend Regional Chamber

  • Southwest Indiana Chamber

  • Indy Chamber

  • Aspire Johnson County

  • One Zone Commerce

  • Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce


  • Greater Louisville Inc. 

  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

  • Commerce Lexington Inc.

  • Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

  • Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce


  • Lansing Regional Chamber

  • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber

  • Midland Business Alliance

  • Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce

  • Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

  • Detroit Regional Chamber

  • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Lakeshore Advantage

  • Michigan West Coast Chamber

  • Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

  • The Right Place, Inc.

  • Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysbury


  • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Minneapolis Regional Chamber

  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce


  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

  • Greater Cleveland Partnership

  • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce

  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

  • Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber


  • Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce

  • Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

  • Greater Green Bay Chamber