The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce held its first virtual monthly membership luncheon this Thursday, May 22. Attendees heard from U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson. Johnson has sat on the White House task force to reopen America. Johnson talked about the coronavirus relief package, the greatest economic relief package in the history of the country, and how the first three phases of the recovery plan were the result of a bipartisan effort. Johnson discussed the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the country’s economy, as well as the state economy. He stated that analysts have ranked Louisiana as the state projected to have the most difficult time in economically recovering post pandemic.
In regard to the Louisiana economy’s ability to recover from COVID-19, Johnson stated that, “We do recovery really well. In fact, it’s our specialty.”
The Chamber Monthly Membership Luncheons program is a networking and educational program, as well as a monthly membership update. Members and non-members of the Chamber are invited to attend to build their knowledge base and professional network.