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Minority businesses: Wounded by COVID, but key to inclusive revival

Tia Woods makes a breakfast during her night shift. She now has a mentor helping  her learn how to improve her business when she opens online. “What can I do better to make sure that my business doesn’t close again?” Woods asked herself. Photo: Yehyun Kim, CT Mirror.

If the state is to achieve an inclusive recovery from the crippling pandemic, minority-owned businesses must be a part of it, said Peter F. Hurst Jr., president and CEO of the supplier development council. “You can’t have a successful economy where a whole portion of folks can’t participate.”

CONTINUE READING the latest from the CT Mirror's series: "A Better Deal: Exploring Inclusive Economic Recover." 

The 12-part series is sponsored by a collaborative grant provided by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Connecticut Community Foundation, and The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

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