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The Full Story: Check On Local Businesses

May 14, 2021
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Vaccination rates are climbing in Connecticut and New York. COVID-19 restrictions are easing up. And summer is approaching. These are good signs for many local business owners. They anticipate the summer of 2021 will be dramatically better than last year. This week on The Full Story we check on local businesses in our region to find out how they’re recovering from the COVID economy and if the pandemic may have transformed how they do business in the future. 

A conversation with guests:

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A study this week shows the unequal impact the pandemic had on Long Island’s downtowns. It says businesses in lower-income communities and businesses of color were hit the hardest.

$1.9 billion PPP Loans Available For Connecticut Businesses

Feb 26, 2021
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The U.S. Small Business Administration will provide $1.9 billion in loans to nearly 23,000 Connecticut businesses through the federal Paycheck Protection Program made available during the pandemic.

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced Tuesday a $50 million grant program to help small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.

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The Connecticut House approved a bill on Wednesday designed to help small businesses in the state.