AAPI Entrepreneurs Reflect: One Year Mark of the COVID-19 Pandemic


million AAPI entrepreneurs

are located in a US COVID-19 hotspot area.
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Months Before

the economic crisis began, AAPI businesses already started facing hardships in January 2020 from wide-spread xenophobia.
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of anti-Asian hate incidents

occurred in a business.
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of AAPI entrepreneurs

had difficulty accessing government relief.
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cultural events,

festivals, night markets, & lunar new year parades occurred at AAPI districts... a significant loss in business.
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This work was funded by UBS and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of National CAPACD.
*COVID-19 case statistics from The New York Times