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September 25th, 2020 by

In a September 24 CNBC article about the push by small business groups and banks to simplify the  Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan commented on why this is needed and why many small business owners and banks are waiting it out to see if Congress or […]

September 22nd, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – It’s National Small Business Week, and the nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses implored Congress to act on measures to boost the viability of our nation’s Main Street businesses in order to preserve and protect local economies throughout the United States in the aftermath of COVID-19 […]

September 22nd, 2020 by

It’s National Small Business Week and in a September 21 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and ACCF nonresident Senior Fellow Mike Roman express their sense of urgency about the need for Congress to act on further relief and a recovery package for America’s small businesses. As they note in the […]

September 17th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- A major area of the economy that has bounced back impressively since the first months of this pandemic has been housing. After three months of strong growth, the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau points to a housing construction taking a breather in August. Well, kind of, given that the […]

September 16th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest report on retail sales from the U.S. Census Bureau pointed to the consumers climbing out of the hole created by the pandemic and related shutdowns, as well as e-commerce retailers largely sustaining recent increases in sales. Census reported that sales for retail and food services in August grew by […]

September 16th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Small Business SOS: It’s Time to Supercharge Local Crowdfunding to Unlock Needed Capital New Report Highlights Investment Crowdfunding’s Success, and COVID-19 Policy Opportunities for Recovery Washington, D.C. – Access to capital continues to be a top challenge for struggling local businesses and entrepreneurs, and COVID-19’s economic impact is deepening its toll […]

September 14th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s “Most Favored Nation” Executive Order (EO), which was signed and released on September 13. The EO ties foreign prices – meaning foreign price controls – to Medicare […]

September 10th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest initial jobless claims report from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that the movement in positive – or less bad – direction has stalled. During the week ending September 5, seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims remained unchanged at 884,000 compared to the previous week. For good measure, continued jobless […]

September 4th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On the long road to recovery, August ranked as a solid month in terms of employment, based on the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The establishment survey pointed to payroll gains of 1.37 million in August, which fell in line with a notable slowdown over the […]

September 3rd, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- As an economist who is an optimist at heart, it’s encouraging to highlight a positive report in the midst of this pandemic economy. The IHS Markit U.S. Services PMI reported “a strong expansion in business activity across the U.S. service sector, as output rose at the sharpest rate for nearly one […]

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