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NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka went live on NJ101.5 news radio to field calls from businesses worried about the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing policies designed to slow its spread.

Siekerka spent an hour on the Dominski and Doyle show saying she expects businesses to have access to additional capital, either through tax holiday policies or other initiatives, when the Senate votes on its legislative package tomorrow. She also said that government agencies and private banks were prepared to offer capital to qualified small businesses to help get through the crisis.

“The first discussion is- what type of emergent economic relief do we need in order to keep our businesses up and running,” Siekerka said. “We’re going to get through this. We’re going to rebound quickly if our workforce is at the ready and our businesses are ready to open the door tomorrow.

“The goal is to keep folks as strong and intact as possible because that’s going to give us the best opportunity to rebound successfully and fast on the other side,” she said.

Go here to access an audio file of the show.