My immigrant parents are still running the small-town corner store they bought half a century ago. I’m left to pick up the shattered pieces of their dream.
Analysis and points of view on research, trends, issues, ideas and opportunities.
Early data on pandemic-era lending by the SBA suggests the agency may have chosen a different path from the one it took during the Great Recession.
Though remote work productivity skyrocketed in many ways during the pandemic, there is a trend to return to the old normal. The needs of working mothers are still not top of mind for many companies. The difference now is that women are not eager to return to antiquated workplaces that don’t work for them.
The philosophy behind Section 1071 is similar to that of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data: the public release of data will identify which lenders are making good faith efforts to serve small businesses and which lenders lag their peers, encouraging the laggards through public accountability to increase their lending to traditionally underserved businesses. We expect a similar benefit from Section 1071 in narrowing the significant racial and gender disparities present in small business lending.
Residential segregation is embodied in a very real way in the health and life expectancy of people living in formerly redlined areas today