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Asian American Businesses: Identifying Gaps and Supporting Recovery 2021

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A majority of Asian American-owned businesses in Southern California…

California’s Asian Businesses Harder Hit by Covid, Survey Finds

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Asian American small businesses in Southern California experienced…

Ong on Uncertain Future of Korean Dry Cleaners

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Research by CNK Director Paul Ong was recently highlighted in…
(Scott Suchman for The Washington Post/food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

Comfort and Connection and AAPI Employment Disruptions

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To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,…
Esther Lopez settles in at home in Chula Vista after work at a nearby grocery store.(Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

A Deadly Reality: By almost every metric, COVID-19 is proving much worse for Latinos than Whites

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A San Diego Union-Tribune article cited a report by the UCLA…

Majority white areas got more PPP business loan money than Latino areas, UCLA study says

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Research from our latest report with UCLA Latino Policy and Politics…

Disparities in the Distribution of Paycheck Protection Program Funds in California’s Congressional Districts

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The necessary lockdowns to reduce the spread of COVID-19, along…
President Biden announced changes Monday to the Paycheck Protection Program aimed at helping smaller businesses owned by women and people of color to qualify for federal loans due to the economic impact that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Wong/Getty Images

New PPP plan aims to level playing field for smallest businesses

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For two weeks starting today, the Paycheck Protection Program…
Henry Zhang in San Francisco on Feb. 16, 2021. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

How Barriers at EDD Keep Already Vulnerable Californians From Their Benefits

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In an KQED article, CNK Director Paul Ong was interviewed to…

On eve of Lunar New Year, COVID-19 pushes Chinatown businesses to the brink

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A year since the coronavirus spread globally, many small business…