A newly formed group of key business stakeholders presented their short and long term plans to help the business community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and into the recovery period.
The Lethbridge Region Economic Recovery Task Force presented to City Council today on how they intend to help the business community move forward in a post-COVID period. In their role as the stewards of the economic strategy for our community, Economic Development Lethbridge and the Chamber of Commerce were quick to form a group of key stakeholders to engage with.
The initial discussion which included a wide range of industry groups like the Lethbridge Construction Association and representation from all three levels of government and a range of lenders. Mayor Chris Spearman says the formation of the group speaks volumes to how willing and able our business community are in a time of crisis.
"It is very encouraging to see how nimble and supportive our business community are of each other," says Spearman. "City Council wanted to ensure we were informed of the task force's plans so we can find opportunities to work together and support this integral pillar of the community."
While there was no official ask of City Council during the presentation, the information was accepted by Council and they will now consider the recommendations while examining ways to support business through and following the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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