Impact Study and Recommendations for Small Businesses affected by COVID-19

DATE:  March 20, 2020     CATEGORIES:  Community, COVID-19

Working in partnership, the Central Square BID, East Cambridge Business Association, and Union Square Main Streets have created the attached Impact Study and Recommendations for Small Businesses affected by COVID-19. 


This study and resulting recommendations represent the combined efforts of small business organizations, advocacy groups, and most importantly, hundreds of small business owners whose future hang in the balance as they balance protecting their businesses, staff, families, and livelihoods.

Between the co-authors of this study, 450+ businesses and organizations are represented. 98 owners and executive directors from Cambridge and Somerville share our personal experiences of the pandemic in the pages that follow. 

Download the Executive Summary | Download the Full Study Report

Our Ask

We aim to amplify the voices represented in this study with as much support from business associations and elected officials as possible.

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We will be sending these recommendations to the State Legislature’s Small Business Relief Working Group once we reach a critical mass of support, so please share as widely as possible.