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CITY OF MISSION, MISSION EDC, AND MISSION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH COVID-19 TASK FORCE AIDING BUSINESS RECOVERY

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Contact: Roxanne Lerma-Casares                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/6/20

email: rlcasares@missiontexas.us

phone: (956) 580-8725

The project, Our Mission Forward, offers the latest information about local business recovery amid COVID-19

MISSION, TX, MAY 5, 2020: The city of Mission, the Mission Economic Development Corporation, and the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce have launched a COVID-19 task force as part of a joint initiative to help local businesses recover from losses caused by the pandemic. The Business Economic Recovery Committee (BERC), which is composed of city officials, local businesses, and community leaders, is spearheading “Our Mission Forward”, a project aimed at offering local businesses the resources they need to navigate COVID-19. The BERC will continue to explore opportunities to help local businesses thrive even after the pandemic has passed.

“Local and small businesses are essential to the success of our global economy. Our Mission Forward is an effort to keep our Mission businesses running and to save jobs by coming together to share valuable information and ideas. We encourage all of our business owners to help us identify and promote local businesses that need our support,” said Daniel Silva, CEO of the Mission EDC.

Built in collaboration between the city of Mission, the Mission EDC, and the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, the website is expected to improve communication between local business owners and city departments with the goal of helping businesses resume regular operations as quickly as possible. The website also includes a survey aimed at gathering accurate business contact information to keep owners updated on COVID-19 developments and aid through email or phone. Mission business owners are encouraged to complete the survey as soon as possible. 

For more information about Our Mission Forward, please contact the city of Mission Media Relations department. 

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