Economic Development

Lisa B. Nelson on COVID-19 and Getting America Back to Work

ALEC CEO discusses the joint public and private sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic

This week, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson appeared on two radio shows to highlight the joint private and public sector responses happening across the states and the importance of sharing information and resources.

Nelson calls on legislators back to work. At a time when Americans look to their governments for answers and leadership, the free-enterprise spirit remains at the forefront as businesses step up to work with and for their communities. And once the curve is flattened, ALEC members will be at the forefront of getting the American economy running again.

Nelson joined Cheryl Chumley on her podcast, Bold and Blunt, to discuss the free-market approach to COVID-19 responses. Listen as Nelson highlights the crucial role businesses and state and local elected officials play in response efforts as the boots-on-the-ground advocates and experts on their own communities:

Nelson also joined David Webb on SiriusXM Patriot to discuss how early and clear information sharing last week led to locally executed, federally supported response efforts this week, such as laptop funding for schools:

The State Audio Resources: COVID-19 playlist will be continually updated with conference calls and other pieces of audio information from ALEC during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In Depth: Economic Development

The United States is among the most developed economies in the world. This has led to a standard of living that is simply unmatched throughout the world or throughout history. Even in such a developed and comparatively wealthy nation, policymakers still must allocate resources appropriately to encourage further economic development…

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