COLUMBUS – Today, Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) appointed State Representative Paul Zeltwanger (R-Mason) as Chairman to OHIO 2020, a bipartisan task force that will focus on helping get Ohio’s economy back on track in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This public health crisis is having a dramatic financial impact on families and businesses throughout our region and across Ohio,” said Zeltwanger. “It’s important that Ohio is doing everything it can to lay the foundation for economic renewal, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to make sure we’re prepared for the future.”
OHIO 2020 consists of 24 members of the Ohio House of Representatives. The group is geographically diverse, with members representing urban, suburban and rural communities from throughout Ohio.
Speaker Householder said that as the critical work of doctors, nurses, first responders and public health leaders continues in an effort to keep Ohioans safe and healthy, it’s equally important to focus on planning Ohio’s economic recovery.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives, including the economic well-being and future of Ohio families and businesses,” said Householder. “What are the barriers to economic recovery? How do we help Ohio’s families and employers recover and emerge stronger than before? This is a critical time for Ohio’s future. I believe we can rebound from this challenge in a better position than anyone in the nation if we plan ahead and implement well.”
The panel will begin meeting remotely today. There will be guests each meeting from the business, manufacturing, retail, wholesale, services and recreational sectors to discuss their experience and brainstorm ways to rebound Ohio’s job market once COVID-19 has ran its course.