Employment and Jobs

Why Can’t Entrepreneurs of Color Access Stimulus Funds? Joyce Klein Talks PPP on Business Casual Podcast

July 7, 2020  • Joyce Klein & Business Ownership Initiative

Joyce Klein, director of the Business Ownership Initiative, spoke with Kinsey Grant on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast to discuss why businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color have had difficulty accessing stimulus funds provided through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Here’s a snippet from the episode:

Listen to the full episode and view more information here.

Earlier this year, we called on policy makers to support community development financial institutions as a key channel for getting relief funds to businesses owned by people of color. Click here to read more.


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