Dear Friends:

We hope this email finds you healthy and managing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The events of the last few weeks have marked an inconceivable disruption in all of our business and personal lives.

Since our beginning, VisionFirst Advisors has always integrated the risk of disruption into our client work. Learning from our past experience in state leadership roles following Hurricane Katrina, Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 2008 recession, has offered us a unique perspective in dealing with unforeseen crisis and its impact on local, state and national economies.

With that said, no one could have predicted the disruptive impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic development and conducting business. It is an extraordinary task to mitigate the risk of a hidden enemy and with no finite end in sight.

However, business must continue to safeguard our economy. Thanks to technological advancements, many of us now have the opportunity to work remotely – a common practice for VisionFirst. This does not come without challenges, but our priority has and always been taking care of our clients. Please know we are here to help in any way we can, even if it is just to listen.

As this event continues, we will share information from both us and our parent company, Butler Snow LLP, on the latest resources to support your business and economic development efforts during these challenging times.

Most of all, we value your support and wish the all the best for your health and safety. Looking forward to seeing each of you soon.