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Coronavirus Resources

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COVID · Healthy KC · Healthcare

Though what impact we’ll see in the U.S. in general and our region in particular is yet to be known, we want to make sure you and your company are prepared for whatever happens. Here is some information from trusted sources that you might find helpful. Read Article
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Small Business Guide to the Federal CARES Act

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COVID · Public Policy · Healthcare

The KC Chamber wants to make sure Kansas City area businesses have every opportunity to get the federal relief funds they need to keep going and stay strong. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to support small businesses as they work to keep their workforce employed during the coronavirus pandemic. Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - March 30, 2020

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COVID · Healthy KC · Public Policy · Financial Services · Healthcare · Workplace Development · Economic Development · Newsletters

FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO A few important items for you this morning. Read Article
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FOLLOW-UP: White House Conference Call on COVID-19 & Disaster Assistance

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COVID · Public Policy · Financial Services · Healthcare · Economic Development

PROVIDING FINANCIAL RELIEF: President Donald J. Trump is working to provide financial relief for small businesses harmed by the coronavirus outbreak. “We’re deeply committed to ensuring that small businesses have the support they require.” - President Donald J. Trump Read Article
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URGENT BIZ TEAM ALERT - "Phase 3" Stimulus Bill Passes; On Way to POTUS

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COVID · Public Policy · Financial Services · Healthcare · Economic Development

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (KC Chamber) applauds Congress for its bipartisan and bicameral work to pass the “Phase 3” relief bill known as the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) that is estimated to be upwards of $2 Trillion (and larger because of the flexibility given to the Federal Reserve to inject more money into the economy which will put it well over three times the amount of the 2008 TARP bailout). According to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, this bill is designed to add relief to the economy for 10-12 weeks. Read Article
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KC Chamber COVID-19 Public Policy Efforts

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COVID · Public Policy · Healthcare

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the KC Chamber has been working daily with our local, state and federal policy makers advising them on the needs and concerns of our members and tracking their updates on COVID-19 relief assistance and health and safety measures. Below are copies of some of the communications that we have had with our Chamber members and policymakers. Read Article
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KC Chamber Update - Health Provider Conditions/Needs in KC Area

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COVID · Healthy KC · Healthcare

Congressional offices have contacted the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce to request updated information on what KC regional health care providers are encountering relative to COVID-19. Following is the Chamber’s request for financial relief for the health care industry and a bullet point summary of the information we have gathered from many area providers who voluntarily replied to our request for information. This has been shared with all four of our region’s US Senate offices and the offices of Rep. Cleaver, Rep. Davids, Rep. Watkins, Rep. Graves, and Rep. Read Article
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March 18, 2020 BizTeam Alert on Congressional Legislation

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COVID · Public Policy · Healthcare

As the coronavirus crisis continues to evolve and businesses and individuals are enduring growing hardships related to the health and financial impacts of the virus, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has been consulting with local, state and federal officials  to identify opportunities to provide relief to our businesses, workforce and citizens. Below is a summary of federal government action and dialogue to date.  The chamber applauds the congress for its strong bipartisan and bicameral work to bring several relief efforts forward.   Read Article
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A message from the KC Chamber President and CEO on COVID-19

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COVID · KC Chamber · Healthy KC · Healthcare

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to leading the way to the best KC region means taking action during extraordinary times. The Chamber’s leadership team has been meeting to establish protocol to keep our staff, Chamber members, and the general public safe and minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while continuing our important mission. Read Article