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GUEST COLUMN: SBA helps Iowa’s economy rebound | Guest Columnists

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has been on the front lines leading Iowa’s economic recovery the past two years. As we enter the final stages of SBA’s economic recovery programs, I want to thank our small business and non-profit communities for their inspiration and resiliency during this difficult period. While challenges remain, we all need to take a step back and recognize their impact on the economy.

From Council Bluffs to Davenport and all small towns and cities in between, small businesses and non-profit organizations were severely impacted by the state and local mandated shutdowns and the overall economic slowdown during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The SBA is proud of the role our federal economic recovery programs played in keeping the lights on, the doors open, and the staffs employed across Iowa. The implementation of these programs wasn’t always pretty, as the SBA itself was forced to constantly adapt to the unprecedented national…

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