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Fort Worth Chamber supports Gov. Abbott's plan to reopen economy

Posted on: 04/17/2020

FORT WORTH, Texas—Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce President Brandom Gengelbach today signed on to a statement with leaders from the Metro 8 Chambers of Commerce in support of Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to gradually open the Texas economy:

  "As leaders of the Texas business community, we applaud Gov. Abbott for focusing on the incremental steps necessary to reopen the Texas economy. We recognize this effort will need to balance public health considerations while restarting economic activity in a phased and gradual approach that guards against subsequent spikes in infections. While each of our communities is different, we recognize that businesses play a vital role in enacting specific measures to keep their workforce safe and thereby protecting the entire community. We are encouraged by the governor’s willingness to work collaboratively with the business community. While COVID-19 will have long-term impacts on our state, smart policy decisions made now can greatly accelerate our economic recovery. We appreciate the governor’s leadership on this issue and look forward to working with the task force."

Separately, Gengelbach noted:

"We would like to especially recognize Special Advisory Council members Paul Andrews Jr., Bobby Cox, Tom Luce, Ross Perot Jr., and Robert B. Rowling for their continued commitment to the Dallas-Fort Worth area."

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The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, with 1,700 member businesses, is one of the largest chambers in the North Texas region. Through its core functions of business attraction and retention, talent development, small business and entrepreneur support, and government advocacy, the Chamber’s vision is to drive the Fort Worth region to be the most thriving, inviting 

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