Women business owners in Texas get less financing than men do
Women in Texas who own small businesses struggle more than men to access loans, post-COVID data show, and the situation is worse for women of color.
December 01, 2023
Pandemic painful for many self-employed women, but their numbers are rising again
Years before the term “she-cession” became part of our national lexicon, the number of businesses owned by women was growing at a rate more than twice that of all businesses. Despite their increasing importance to the economy, women-owned firms were less likely than firms owned by men to be financially healthy heading into the COVID-19 economic crisis.
March 23, 2023
Mission-oriented banks in Texas and underserved businesses: lessons from the Paycheck Protection Program
Although it is too soon to have outcome data on the ECIP, we can still explore how useful expanding MDI and CDFI lending might be to underserved small firms by using data on loan access and forgiveness from its predecessor, the PPP.
December 16, 2022
How PPP loans eluded small businesses of color
Using national- and state-representative data from small business owners from the Federal Reserve System’s Small Business Credit Survey, we found that small business owners of color were in greater need of financial support than their white-owned counterparts, but they successfully accessed the PPP less frequently.
November 29, 2021
Small Business Credit Survey
This report presents survey findings on business conditions, financial challenges and credit environment from the perspective of small business owners with employees.
July 26, 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
Moments That Matter
A report analyzing results from a survey of women-veteran-business owners in Dallas–Fort Worth
July 31, 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
Southwest Economy, Second Quarter 2020
Small business hardships highlight relationship with lenders in COVID-19 era
The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted normal small business operations and will likely limit the ability of many enterprises to stay financially afloat.
June 23, 2020