Task Force Provides Insights, Support and Resources for Rebuilding
The Greenville Area Development Corporation, along with the City of Greenville, Greenville County and the Greenville Chamber, launched a Business Recovery Task Force today to listen, guide and support as our community begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The action-oriented alliance is comprised of eighteen members representing a variety of industry, business, nonprofit, education and financial sectors. The mission is to promote an environment that supports Greenville’s business community and its employees and provide a platform that offers information and access to local, state, federal resources.
The first meeting held virtually this morning addressed the following:
Greenville Mayor Knox White opened by thanking the group for their participation saying, “The last few months have been extremely difficult for our nation, state, and local community. As a leader in your respective industry, your insights and experience will help us identify how to best support local businesses, industries, and organizations as we transition from the pandemic emergency and focus on the path forward. We have a great tradition of creativity, perseverance and strong public-private partnerships in Greenville.”
Current Efforts to Provide Relief and Recovery
Greenville Area Development Corporation
City of Greenville
Task Force Leadership: Greenville City Manager John McDonough, Greenville Chamber CEO Carlos Phillips, Greenville County Administrator Joe Kernell, Greenville Area Development Corporation CEO Mark Farris.
Task Force Members: Mark O’Halla of Prisma Health, Rebecca Leach of the SC Retailers Association, Carl Sobocinski of Table 301, Fabian Unterzaucher of Poinsett Hotel, David Feild of Colliers International, Lynn Harton of UCB, Rick Davis of Elliott Davis LLC, Dr. Keith Miller of Greenville Technical College, Meghan Barp of United Way, Julie Brown of Godshall Staffing, George Acker of SC Department of Commerce, Liz Seman of Furman University, John DeWorken of Sunnie & DeWorken, Mike Bauer of ScanSource, Adela Mendoza of the Hispanic Alliance, Chris Stone of VisitGreenvilleSC and Rich Hagins of US&S Services.
The Business Recovery Task Force will meet weekly to determine responsible strategies to guide the Greenville business community’s recovery and safely get people back to work.