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Visualizing the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 opn Communities of color and Urban Areas.

Donahue Data Dash: visualizing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on MA’s communities of color and urban areas   Our team in Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) is producing a new series of occasional quick data analyses examining important issues facing Massachusetts, New England, and the nation on a variety of economic, demographic, or other …

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August Was “National Black Business Month” Let’s Continue To Support !

Every August, Black business owners acknowledge National Black Business Month. Throughout the month of August, the experiences, barriers, and contributions of Black business owners are celebrated within the Black community. National Black Business Month was founded in 2004 by Frederick E. Jordan and John William Templeton to highlight the challenges Black entrepreneurs experience with funding, …

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Why PPP Fails Very Small Businesses

Fred McKinney, Ph.D. Carlton Highsmith Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Director, People’s United Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Quinnipiac University The recently passed Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes $349 billion in forgivable loans for small businesses who use the funds to pay payroll costs, utilities, rents, benefits and some lease payments. …

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