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La administradora de pequeñas empresas de EE. UU. Isabella Casillas Guzmán habla en el Mercado San Agustín el jueves junto con la Alcaldesa de Tucson Regina Romero para promocionar el plan económico de Biden y prometer más inversiones en pequeñas empresas y empresarios latinos.

La miembro del gabinete de la Casa Blanca, Isabella Casillas Guzmán, se unió a la Alcaldesa de Tucson Regina Romero el jueves para prometer inversiones por parte de la administración Biden en tiendas locales y en propietarios de pequeñas empresas latinas. Read more»

Flags from all of Arizona’s 22 tribal nations are hung in the bookstore at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center.

Entrepreneurs from Arizona's tribal nations can develop their small businesses with help from the University of Arizona through a new program aimed at providing support for developing tribal economies. Read more»

In May, June, and July, about 285,000 loans disappeared from the SBA’s loan database.

More than a million government-approved Paycheck Protection Program loans ended up being canceled by the Small Business Administration, including some that would have gone to people who needed the loans and applied just as they were told. Read more»

Steve Chilton, of the Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, said he was only able to book about 75 shows in various venues last year before COVID-19 shut concerts down.

Arizona business owners said a federal program aimed at helping theaters and concert venues shuttered by COVID-19 “has been a disaster,” taking until this month to deliver the first grants from a fund that was approved last year, with only one business receiving a grant so far. Read more»

Isabella Guzman, was sworn in March 22, 2021 as the 27th administrator of the Small Business Administration.

The federal government has quietly reversed course on a policy that had kept thousands of businesses from applying for pandemic economic aid, with only weeks to go before funds are expected to run out. Read more»

The U.S. Small Business Administration initially refused to reveal the names of the businesses that received the loans, but mounting legal pressure from media outlets led to a partial release of the data, shining light on which companies and industries have gotten the loans since March. Read more»

With a shortage of N95 masks, Dr. Thomas Paumier, a Canton, Ohio, dentist, uses surgical masks and a face shield, which he considers adequate for treating patients. He says dentists are well positioned to handle patients during the coronavirus outbreak.

Florida is one of 40 states that have allowed dental offices to resume providing routine services since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but many health experts question whether states are moving too fast. Read more»

The Mayo Clinic in Arizona has received a $29.6 million grant from the CARES Act, the COVID-19 aid package approved by Congress last month.

Businesses headquartered in Arizona have received roughly $489 million from the CARES Act, a $2 billion COVID-19 aid package approved by Congress last month. Read more»

Employees from McClendon’s Select harvest celery at the farm in Goodyear.

Despite the federal government’s unprecedented efforts to aid businesses threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, small farms are being left further behind, according to one local small farm owner. Read more»

National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp and CEO Kevin Allis pose at the group’s annual State of Indian Nations address in Washington in Februaary. Sharp moderated a town hall Tuesday on the federal response to COVID-19 in Indian Country.

Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations “particularly worrisome.” Read more»

Business owners said they have had trouble tapping a $350 billion loan program aimed at helping small businesses through the coronavirus shutdown. An overwhelming number of applications and complex rules have slowed the program’s delivery of funds in its first week.

While Congress and the White House are promising to add billions to the Paycheck Protection Program, some small businesses say they are just trying to hang on long enough to get the money there now. Read more»

Federal Reserve Building, Washington, D.C.

The Federal Reserve announced Monday it would take supportive measures, including expanding bond-purchasing programs, to boost credit access for American families and businesses. Read more»

Randy Perkins

Randy Perkins donated $500,000 to America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC, a day after his company won federal money as part of a contract. The same PAC was dubbed “Committee 1” in a federal indictment alleging illegal donations from two Rudy Giuliani associates. Read more»

Plastic skeletons with life vests around their necks hang from a house whose roof was ripped off by a tornado that ping-ponged through the Dayton, Ohio, area in May.

Small towns struck by disasters often must rely on neighbors and non-profits more than federal assistance to rebuild in the aftermath. Read more»

Startup Tucson has won a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help Latin American startups create jobs in Tucson through a new project called Thryve Latin America. Read more»

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