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New businesses pop up in rural areas despite recent financial hurdles

Jul 12, 2022
In spite of supply chain issues and inflation, data show new monthly business applications have risen in Colorado and nationally during the last 3 years.
Monthly business applications have spiked, especially in Colorado.
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Complex, enduring economic factors put Latinx people at high risk for COVID

Mar 17, 2021
In one Colorado county, many Latinx people work in "essential" jobs and live with roommates or relatives, making them vulnerable.
With so many high-risk factors, some members of the Latinx community don't know how they could realistically avoid exposure to COVID-19.
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For small businesses in rural areas, rising COVID-19 numbers spell economic trouble

Dec 28, 2020
One rural Colorado county is juggling the need to protect its residents, and at the same time, keep its businesses afloat.
The main strip of downtown Sterling, Colorado.
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