A majority of Asian American-owned businesses in Southern California faced financial losses, closures, and staff reductions during the pandemic, and many of those struggled to access state, federal, or local aid, our new policy brief with the Asian Business Association of Los Angeles and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center reveals.
The brief focused on the ABA Pandemic Survey conducted by ABALA, and the findings were published in collaboration with UCLA’s AASC, UCLA’s CNK, and the Asian Business Center.
The survey tracked the effects of the pandemic on 400 Asian American business owners from a variety of sectors in Southern California, including goods production, retailers, wholesalers, transportation providers, professional services, education providers, restaurants, travel agencies, nail and hair salons, accounting, healthcare services, and others.
This brief was made possible, in part, with the support of the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and the State of California.
Access the report at: Asian American Businesses: Identifying Gaps and Supporting Recovery 2021