The COVID-19 pandemic and small business in Illinois: A preliminary comparison of neighboring states

October 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and small business in Illinois: A preliminary comparison of neighboring states

There is reason to believe that the economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic may weigh especially heavily on small business. Restaurants, bars, bookstores, day care centers, hair salons, and most other commercial establishments had their economic activities greatly restricted. This third report from the Economic and Fiscal Health Impact Group of the IGPA Task Force on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic provides some preliminary evidence about how small businesses in Illinois fared in comparison to their Midwestern neighbors in Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin.


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Research Area: Fiscal Health of Illinois

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