Early evidence suggests that the growth of nonemployer businesses is tied to diverse populations. Read more here.
Access to broadband is an increasingly important issue for economic well-being, particularly in rural communities. Broadband is linked to better business performance, farm profits and enhanced opportunities for rural entrepreneurship. It is also linked to higher home values and higher educational outcomes at both the grade school and high school levels.
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Businesses owned by people of color are concentrated in vulnerable sectors and are relatively small, making it more difficult to survive the economic impacts of COVID-19. Learn more here.