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

1.2

million AAPI entrepreneurs

are located in a US COVID-19 hotspot area.
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2

Months Before

the economic crisis began, AAPI businesses already started facing hardships in January 2020 from wide-spread xenophobia.
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32%

of anti-Asian hate incidents

occurred in a business.
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58%

of AAPI entrepreneurs

had difficulty accessing government relief.
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0

cultural events,

festivals, night markets, & lunar new year parades occurred at AAPI districts... a significant loss in business.
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COVID-19 case statistics from The New York Times