State Policy Network
Re-opening state economies: A list of recommendations from state think tanks

As states continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, policymakers, business owners, and Americans are wondering how to balance public health concerns with the need to protect and re-build jobs and economies. State think tanks are compiling recommendations to empower decision makers at the state and local levels with principles and innovative approaches that can support healthy communities and healthy economies in the days ahead.

If your organization has a recovery resource you would like SPN to add to this list, please send it to us at updates@spn.org.

Alabama

Alabama Policy Institute: Healthy Citizenry, Healthy Economy, Healthy Society

Alaska

Alaska Policy Forum: Recovery Agenda for Alaska

Arizona

Goldwater Institute: Our Plan to Revitalize America and Recover from Coronavirus

Connecticut

Yankee Institute:

Florida

The James Madison Institute: Principles for Prosperity: A Road Map for the Future of Florida

Georgia

Georgia Center for Opportunity:

Hawaii

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii:

Idaho

Idaho Freedom Foundation:

Illinois

Illinois Policy Institute: Illinois stay-at-home order could extend to June, Lightfoot says

Iowa

TEF Iowa: Steps to an Economic Recovery

Kansas

Kansas Policy Institute:

Kentucky

Pegasus Institute: How Does Kentucky Stack Up with White House’s New “Opening Up America Again” Criteria?

Louisiana

Pelican Institute: Pelican calls on state leaders to implement first phase of federal economic reopening guidelines

Maine

Maine Policy Institute: Reopening the Maine Economy

Maryland

Maryland Public Policy Institute: Baltimore’s Economy: Principles for Recovery

Massachussetts

Pioneer Institute: Case studies on re-opening of national economies, and what to expect in the U.S. and Massachusetts

Michigan

Mackinac Center:

Minnesota

Center of the American Experiment: What we need to start reopening Minnesota’s economy

Mississippi

Mississippi Center for Public Policy: Decision Coming Soon on Shelter-in-Place Extension

Missouri

Show-Me Institute: Moving Missouri Forward: COVID-19 Response

New Mexico

Rio Grande Foundation: Eight Shutdown Decisions Gov. MLG Should Consider Reversing Right Now

New York

Empire Center: Empire Upward: 7 Steps to Recovery & Renewal

Nevada

Nevada Policy Research Institute: Guiding Principles for rebuilding Nevada

North Carolina

Civitas Institute:

John Locke Foundation:

Ohio

The Buckeye Institute:

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Pennsylvania

Commonwealth Foundation: Re-open safe & essential businesses

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity: Call for More Transparency re. Criteria to Transition Back to Work

Tennessee

Beacon Center of Tennessee: Don’t Call It a Comeback: Principles for Getting Tennesseans Back to Work and Phasing in Our Economic Recovery

Texas

Texas Public Policy Foundation:

Utah

Sutherland Institute: Utah rolls out plan to reopen the economy – will it ever be the same?

Washington

Washington Policy Center: We need a plan for letting people work again

Wisconsin

MacIver Institute

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