Perry Porikos sat in the street outside one of his five businesses, in a makeshift patio area that didn’t exist before the COVID-19 pandemic sent his best customers — University of Michigan students — back home in mid-March. The Greek immigrant arrived here more than four decades ago as a 20-year-old soccer player for the
Given long history of discrimination, can community support help Black-owned businesses survive COVID-19?
Black-owned businesses were particularly hard-hit when the spread of COVID-19 shut down or restricted nonessential activity throughout the country last spring, leaving many to wonder whether they could survive the plummet in daily customers. COVID-19 had shuttered 41% of Black-owned businesses by April, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, compared with 17% of
Governor Doug Ducey today announced $98 million in new resources to help workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Provided by the CARES Act, $88 million will go toward supporting child care programs throughout the state. Less than half of state licensed and certified child care providers have managed to remain open through the pandemic. These dollars
Arizona’s top tax bracket will increase 77.7% according to a summary adopted last Thursday by a legislative panel assessing the effects of the so-called “Invest in Ed” ballot initiative. The summary approved by Legislative Council, which is comprised of state representatives and senators from each party, explains that the initiative seeks to assess a 3.5