A partnership has formed on a survey aimed at gauging the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the Cape Fear region.
The initiative is being undertaken by Genesis Block and Cape Fear Collective, which teamed up with ResilNC to distribute in early September the ResilNC Small Business Needs Assessment Survey in the Southeastern North Carolina business market. The groups are still actively seeking “Black and Brown business owners to complete the survey,” said Tracey Newkirk, who co-founded Genesis Block with her husband, Girard Newkirk.
The small business needs assessment aims to help determine what the COVID-19 impacts are to the local landscape of minority-owned businesses; what resources are needed; and how to direct those resources to where they are needed most, Tracey Newkirk said.
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