Concern over the state of small business, devastated by mandated lockdowns and restrictions, continues to rise. Understanding the loan programs available to small businesses is increasingly important in economic recovery. Data on the SBA’s most popular loan programs – 7(a) and 504 – is now on PolicyMap.
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The pandemic is ongoing, and many small businesses are still in need of assistance. Data can help inform continued response to the COVID-19 crisis. Understanding and evaluating the impact of the PPP loan program is critical, and tracking PPP investments and business closure could identify gaps in the program’s initial reach.
With April job growth far less than anticipated, many agree that circumstances facing women played a major role in current employment rates.
As the American Rescue Plan funding goes to state and local governments, they might consider prioritizing bridges with high volumes of traffic located in socially vulnerable areas and proximal to job centers as a means of ensuring an ongoing, reliable connection between the two.
As COVID-19 cases rise across the US, states implement new mask mandates and business restrictions. Using employment data we can identify areas most in need of support to survive the COVID-19 business environment.