In unprecedented move, Philadelphia’s regional economic development groups join forces during pandemic
Philadelphia Business Journal

When the first confirmed coronavirus cases began to descend upon Montgomery County in early March, Dave Zellers knew things were going change quickly.

As director of commerce for the county, Zellers and others in the local government were conferring on how to proceed when events relating to the coronavirus began to accelerate in the county. More people were coming down with it and, on March 9, Merck & Co. told its roughly 10,000 employees at its sprawling research and manufacturing operations in West Point to work from home. The company makes vaccines in at its local facilities. The county started to cancel events and make other move to stave off the spread of the virus.

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