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City, Chamber Offering Restart Help To Businesses

Bill Rinehart

A Cincinnati task force working to rebuild the region's economy following the COVID-19 pandemic is launching a website to assist businesses.

The RESTART website is a collaboration between the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the city's Office of Performance and Data Analytics.

Businesses are now able to upload and share their responsible reopening plans to share with other firms.  There's also a place for businesses to share if they are selling personal protective equipment.

"So we're crowd-sourcing both responsible return plans and PPE," said Brendon Cull with the Chamber. "It's a great way for anybody to make their products known, especially products that are local."

The RESTART task force was started in March. It's a partnership between the Chamber, the Cincinnati Business Committee, Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, and REDI Cincinnati.

The task force includes more than two dozen business and community leaders.

Its goal is to make sure the region recovers economically and regains the momentum before the coronavirus outbreak.

The task force has also released "Principles of a Responsible Return" documents for businesses to use.