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Daily Progress Opinion/Editorial: Rebounding with strength from adversity

The Daily Progress | April 29, 2020

The federal government is trying to help businesses, local governments are trying to help businesses — and now local businesses are trying to help businesses.

Project Rebound is an arm of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, which represents the business community. Charlottesville, Albemarle County and University of Virginia economic development departments are partners in the effort.

The aim is to help businesses survive the economic devastation caused by customers’ need to shelter at home rather than shop, a result of the threat from the highly contagious coronavirus. Most especially, it is to help businesses recover after the stay-at-home order expires.

In an earlier editorial, we suggested that one of the programs recently launched by Charlottesville government might be able to serve as a clearinghouse of ideas for businesses trying to navigate the rough waters of the current economic storm.

It sounds as if Project Rebound might serve that purpose.