You Must Know Additional Local Government Assistance

Date: 06 April, 2020 | By : 


The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to cultivating a competitive and diverse economic environment in the City of Houston by promoting the success of small businesses and developing Houston’s workforce, with special emphasis on historically underutilized businesses and disenfranc

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This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 03 April 2020

Date: 04 April, 2020 | By : 

U.S - An Unprecedented Time

  • Data this week began to show just how large the coronavirus-related impact on the economy will be. Efforts to contain the virus are leading to millions of job losses and it’s likely only a matter of time before a majority of economic data reveal unprecedented declines.
  • Employers reported payrolls declined
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Trump Signs Coronavirus Stimulus Bill With Billions In Relief For Texas

Date: 03 April, 2020 | By : 

House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Friday morning, March 27, 2020. When members of the House return to Washington on Friday to approve a $2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus, and send it to President Trump, they will enter a Capitol where every facet of life has been altered by a pandemic. (Anna Mo

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Date: 03 April, 2020 | By : 

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Coronavirus Funding Options

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unpr

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Where Will That $2 Trillion Come From Anyway?

Date: 01 April, 2020 | By : 

Net Treasury issuance is set to surge in the coming weeks and months. At present, we look for the federal budget deficit to be $2.4 trillion in FY 2020 and $1.7 trillion in FY 2021. If realized, the FY 2020 federal budget deficit would be the biggest deficit as a share of the economy since World War II.

Net Treasury issuance is set to surge in the coming we

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This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 27 March 2020

Date: 28 March, 2020 | By : 

U.S. - Virus Shutdowns Begin to Show Up in the Data

  • The U.S. surpassed Italy and China with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19. Europe is still the center of the storm, with the total cases in Europe’s five largest economies topping 230,000.
  • The impact of virus-related shutdowns became readily apparent in this week’s initial
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This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 20 March 2020

Date: 21 March, 2020 | By : 

U.S - Shock and Awful

  • Daily life came to a screeching halt this week as governments, businesses and consumers took drastic steps to halt the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Financial markets seized up as it became clear just how much, and for how long, economic activity could be interrupted.
  • The situation has rapidly progressed bey
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This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 13 March 2020

Date: 14 March, 2020 | By : 

U.S - A Case in Exogenous Shocks

  • Financial conditions tightened sharply this week as concerns over the coronavirus and the economic fallout of containment efforts mounted.
  • We now look for the FOMC to cut the federal funds rate (FFR) 100 bps at next week’s meeting, which would be the largest single-meeting move on record and bring th
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This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 06 March 2020

Date: 07 March, 2020 | By : 

U.S - Data Look Great, If Only It Were Still February

  • An inter-meeting rate cut by the FOMC did little to stem financial market volatility, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to climb.
  • The ISM manufacturing index narrowly remained in expansion territory, despite some early signs of virus-relat
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This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 28 February 2020

Date: 29 February, 2020 | By : 

U.S - A Tough Week

  • The COVID-19 coronavirus hammered financial markets this week and rapidly raised the perceived likelihood and magnitude of additional Fed accommodation.
  • The bond market now expects almost four Fed rate cuts by the end of the year, but one might rightly wonder how lower short-term rates would alleviate supply chain disru
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