New research on the Paycheck Protection Program

By Michael R. Strain The Paycheck Protection Program was the most ambitious and creative fiscal policy response to the Pandemic Recession. Enacted by the Cares Act in March, PPP offered forgivable loans to businesses with ....

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Governor Announces $100 Million Small Business Grant Program

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Revive Alabama grant program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. Revive Alabama will reimburse small businesses up to a combined $100 million ....

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Secretary Merrill Celebrates Four Consecutive Years of Same-Day Business Filings

Sunday marked four consecutive years of same-day business filings by the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office. “Prior to taking office on January 19, 2015, it took up to seven months to file a business with ....

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Sen. Jones urges Transparency in SBA Loan Forgiveness

U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) are calling for increased guidance on loan forgiveness for small businesses who have applied for grants under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the Coronavirus ....

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Businesses Applying for Federal Aid Can Receive Certificates of Existence through SOS Office

Federal resources have been made available to support businesses during the coronavirus pandemic to assist with tax relief, employee protection and benefits, loans and grants, and many other challenges business owners may encounter.  In order ....

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