Pandemic recovery program has helped save 200 small businesses, 540 jobs Waco officials say – KWTX

Pandemic recovery program has helped save 200 small businesses, 540 jobs Waco officials say – KWTX

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – COVID-19 has caused many small businesses around the state to close, however, at least 200 of them in the Waco area were saved with the help of the city’s Small Business Recovery Fund Program, officials say.

During Tuesday’s city council meeting workshop, city staff reported, from May through August, 208 small businesses impacted by the pandemic applied for and received up to $5,000 in relief.

“I think that says a lot–the ingenuity and the ability, and just the heart that our city staff has to help the citizens of our city,” said councilman Darius Ewing.

Of the businesses which received relief, and the majority were minority and/or women-owned.

“Let me speak specifically to our businesses of color and women-owned businesses who

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