Today’s tragic and staggering unemployment figures underscore the dire need for additional funding to keep more Americans on the job and more businesses afloat during the coronavirus economic crisis; while the U.S. Senate is still debating the matter — there is no excuse for failing to get these additional funds approved immediately.
Small businesses, self-employed workers, and independent contractors need and expect bipartisan cooperation to solve this immediate crisis. Our recent survey data is alarming and indicates 25% to 35% of all businesses in our community are at risk for permanently closing in the next 45 days.
We need your support now!
The Chamber of Commerce is encouraging all business owners and residents to contact our U.S. senators — as soon as possible to urge them to support the additional funding for the CARES Act and to also include all non-profits.
During these turbulent times, the Chamber continues to represent business interests with government officials and policy-makers. We continue to encourage our communities to shop locally and support our businesses.
And we are still connecting our business community with the resources they need to stay in business. We now need to rally as a community to help our small businesses reopen, recover and grow.
If we fail to do so, our communities will never be the same.
Raoul Sada is president and CEO of the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce, which serves the communities of El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Waddell and Youngtown. Visit www.surpriseregionalchamber.com.