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CIDC and Chamber Announce New Covid-19 Business Recovery Task Force

(Clovis, New Mexico) Thursday, March 26, 2020—Clovis Economic Development (CIDC) and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce have created a new Business Recovery Task Force dedicated to monitoring the adverse effects stemming from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in order to deploy resources and programs that address critical business needs. The Task Force will be made up of business and community leaders from a variety of sectors and will be led by CIDC Executive Director Chase Gentry and Clovis/Curry County Chamber Executive Director Ernie Kos.

While working directly with the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College, as well as with city and county officials, federal entities and State organizations including the New Mexico Economic Development Department, New Mexico Tourism Department and more, the Task Force will hold an initial virtual meeting in the near future to discuss current impacts to local businesses, craft and support policy recommendations and conduct outreach and education efforts to small businesses.

“CIDC and the Chamber serve as the voice for the business community and right now most of our businesses are in a state of crisis,” said Chase Gentry, executive director for Clovis Economic Development. “As things continue to evolve, this Task Force will evaluate how to best support our community and keep our businesses afloat during this public health emergency.”

The Task Force is asking all local employers to take this Business Impact Survey to help them assess the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Input from employers will help the team identify common challenges, improve a comprehensive response strategy, and ultimately push for programs needed in Clovis and surrounding communities.

Business Impact Survey

If you are interested in serving on the Business Recovery Task Force, please contact Clovis Economic Development at 575-763-6600 or ClovisStrong@clovisnm.org.