Andrew Hoan and Rachel Smith
Hoan is president and CEO of the Portland Enterprise Alliance. Smith is president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
One particular 12 months back, amid a surge of COVID-19 scenarios, businesses in the two Portland and Seattle had been battling to hold our doorways open, aid our workers and present hope and help for those people in dire straits because of to the pandemic.
Then President Trump issued orders to review slicing off federal funding for Portland and Seattle below the justification that we ended up “lawless” and “anarchist” jurisdictions.