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MBDA Economics Publications

September 2021
Published by: Minority Business Development Agency

The report looks at the current and potential future contributions of employer minority firms and the key underlying drivers in their contribution to the U.S. macroeconomy. By using simple linear trends in the historical and current contributions of employer minority firms to the U.S. economy and projecting these trends forward, a baseline is established for the path of minority business economic growth. The report underscores the importance of having a greater focus on minority business productivity to fill an economic opportunity gap.

Other Publications

July 2020
Published by: Robert W. Fairlie, Ph.D.

This paper provides the first analysis of impacts of the pandemic on the number of active small businesses in the United States using nationally representative data from the April 2020 CPS – the first month fully capturing early effects. The number of active business  owners  in  the  United  States  plummeted  by  3.3  million  or  22  percent  over  the crucial two-month  window  from  February  to  April  2020.