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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has announced a $1.5 million low-interest loan program that has been created for minority and women-owned businesses in New Haven, Derby and Ansonia.

Jonai Phillips

No group of small businesses was harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic than Black-owned businesses. A Stanford analysis of census data shows 40% of all Black-owned businesses in the U.S. closed their doors for good, and many for reasons that existed far before any health crisis.  

John Minchillo / AP

A new poll finds most New Yorkers are comfortable with the pace of the reopening of the economy, even though many are taking a financial hit due to the shutdown.

Office of Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

Governor Ned Lamont says Connecticut’s COVID-19 infection metrics are moving in the right direction for nonessential businesses to begin reopening this week, despite the concern of some lawmakers. He says there’s a need to get people back to work and reduce the high levels of unemployment. 

Mark Lennihan / AP

Reducing unemployment and making up lost revenue are key factors that Governor Ned Lamont should consider when it comes to which businesses should be reopened first in Connecticut. That’s according to members of his Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group.