LTE: Nearly one half of small businesses closed in Washington, D.C. due to COVID-19 | Washington Times

December 02, 2020
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On December 2, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, How COVID-19 is affecting small businesses in D.C., was referenced in a letter-to-the-editor in the Washington Times:

It is small business owners, especially, that do not have the resources or means to perpetually stay open in the midst of lockdowns. In D.C., this is no joke. According to D.C. Policy Center, 69.11% of businesses have fewer than five employees in the area. Businesses with less than 50 employees account for “almost 60 percent of employees in retail-trade,” 47.41% in accommodation and food services, and 42% in arts and entertainment. 

Read more: LTE: Nearly one half of small businesses closed in Washington, D.C. due to COVID-19 | Washington Times

Related: How COVID-19 is affecting small businesses in D.C. | D.C. Policy Center

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