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Hard-Hit Child Care Industry May Need Multisector Response to Revive and Thrive

Millions of U.S. workers have lost their jobs during the pandemic. When they are ready to return to work, their child care options may be few.

February 11, 2021

The Federal Reserve Is Updating the Community Reinvestment Act. Here’s How You Can Help.

Whether you are a community-service organization member, an economic development professional or simply interested in helping communities in our region thrive, your comments and ideas are a critical part of ensuring an inclusive financial services industry.

January 13, 2021

Who Benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program? Our Texas Analysis Offers an Early Look

Though many hail the Paycheck Protection Program as a historic lifeline for the economy, others have raised concerns that the program reinforces inequities and has led to loan approvals not in alignment with its mission.

September 04, 2020

Women-Veteran Entrepreneurs Face Hardships Made Worse by Pandemic

Businesses that were already vulnerable before the COVID-19 pandemic have become even more so during the ensuing recession the last few months. These businesses tend to be smaller and younger and are disproportionately owned by Hispanic and especially Black entrepreneurs.

August 24, 2020

Federal and Local Resources Help Small Businesses Strive for New Normal

In May, we released an in-depth look at the experiences of small business owners across Texas in the first month of the crisis. In the subsequent months, there have been updates to existing resources, and more initiatives have launched to support small firms across the country and state.

July 16, 2020

Communities, Service Providers in Region See Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery, Fed Survey Shows

Nearly all respondents reported "significant" disruption to economic conditions in their communities, and over two-thirds anticipate a "difficult" economic recovery.

May 28, 2020

Shock, Grief and Opportunity: The Emotional Roller Coaster of COVID-19 in the Small Business Community

Given that small businesses employ nearly half of all private sector workers, their struggles directly impact both the well-being of workers and the broader economy.

May 12, 2020

Connecting Communities During COVID-19: A Quick Guide to Broadband Solutions for Local Governments

Directives for social distancing and stay-at-home orders have made access to broadband an urgent necessity for families as they struggle to stay connected with schooling, jobs, health care, government assistance and more.

April 20, 2020

Communities Step Up to Address Economic Impact of COVID-19

At local and national levels, nonprofits, government agencies, funders and financial institutions are all working to mitigate this economic shock for households and businesses.

April 01, 2020

COVID-19 and CRA: Fed Issues Guidance on Helping Communities Through the Crisis

To help support economic resiliency, we are providing Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration for banking and lending activities in response to COVID-19.

March 27, 2020

Women Veteran Business Owners: We Want to Hear From You

Women veteran-owned small businesses are an important part of our regional economy, but little is known about their needs and challenges.

November 20, 2019

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