Tom Bergeron of ROI-NJ wrote a piece on the New Jersey Business Coalition’s call for a broader reopening of the state economy, focusing on the need for businesses to have some hope.
NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka shared with him what a lot of businesses are thinking right now:
“If I think that I’m going to open in the next week or the next month, I can probably hold on. But, if I know that I’m not going to be able to open for three months, six months or beyond, I need to know. Unfortunately, that’s where businesses are right now. The time to negotiate debt is over. They need to mitigate their losses and go out or business or have a pathway forward. That’s what we’re asking for, absent the ability to open tomorrow.”