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12 charts that tell you everything you need to know about Colorado’s Paycheck Protection loans

More than half of Colorado’s $15.1 billion Paycheck Protection loans have been forgiven

Economy

Federal loans saved Colorado salons last year. But now other economic forces are cutting their profits.

Salons were among the top industries to apply for federal PPP loans in Colorado. They’re also among the smallest of the small businesses, with few resources to navigate the COVID recovery.

Economy

As wildfires rage in the West, Biden temporarily raises federal firefighter pay to $15/hr

Biden's plan would add or convert to full-time nearly 1,000 firefighters across a host of agencies

Wildfire

Colorado’s smallest small businesses can now get larger federal coronavirus loans

Many sole proprietors opted for unemployment last year. This time around, even tiny businesses that lost money are eligible for larger Payroll Protection Program loans.

Business

What’s Working: Colorado’s unemployment system is … working? Some readers say “yes.”

And there’s more: The state continues to respond to unemployment issues with fixes; a new dashboard; and two more chances to publicly ask the Department of Labor staff questions.

Economy

What’s Working: What we learned after a week of Colorado paying pandemic unemployment benefits

One week down, countless more to go as Colorado's unemployment office fixes Phase 1 problems on the fly while people still waiting on Phase 2 benefits lose hope. Plus, the Paycheck Protection loan program isn’t perfect, either.

Economy

What’s Working: Here’s how Colorado is rolling out federal unemployment benefits, plus Paycheck loans are hopping

We get into acronyms again this week as the state Department of Labor shares how regular UI, PUA, PEUC and SEB systems are rolling out the $300 federal bonus payments

Economy

What’s Working: How ID.me will help get the jobless paid, a Denver program offering employers $6,000 to hire

Unemployment updates, fraud alerts, Paycheck loans and a list of what could come in the next federal relief plan.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado unemployment system getting rebuilt, new round of Paycheck Protection loans start Monday

Other states have started paying the $300 bonus while some on unemployment are still waiting on the computers.

Business

Updated federal coronavirus loan program offers more relief, but not all Colorado businesses are eligible

The new congressional coronavirus relief bill now allows small businesses to deduct expenses paid for by forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan funds and other federal grants

Business

New form isn’t the “blanket forgiveness” some Colorado businesses hoped for in federal paycheck loan program

Months after the federal Paycheck Protection Program ended, some lenders are still waiting on guidance to forgive Colorado’s 109,170 pandemic relief loans

Business

A mission-minded loan source that doesn’t care if you’re a startup with no experience, revenues or credit

CDFIs, like Colorado Enterprise Fund, provide underserved communities with capital when banks say no. The niche is attracting investors seeking impact, including Google and Netflix

Business

Black-owned businesses weighed down by coronavirus struggle to stay afloat

Businesses in underserved neighborhoods of Colorado say federal pandemic-relief programs didn't come through for them, so they are leaning on private foundations or going it alone.

Business

Here’s the latest look at which Colorado businesses received Paycheck Protection Program loans — and how much they got

Search the 109,170 small businesses that received a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan in Colorado, though most business names were withheld.

Business

Colorado’s final count: 109,170 businesses approved for $10.4 billion in federal coronavirus loans

As Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness gets started, changes that made loans more palatable to business owners meant less focus on workers

Business

Will federal coronavirus paycheck loans actually be forgiven?

Here's what could happen to a Colorado PPP loan recipient in bankruptcy, others with layoffs or operations outside the state, and another that thrived in the pandemic -- and paid back its loan already

Business

Smaller ski areas retain their workers with help of federal coronavirus stimulus money

Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Echo, Ski Sunlight, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek qualified for a cumulative $5 million to $13 million in PPP loans, enabling them to keep employees paid during the pandemic

Outdoors

5 charts showing where federal coronavirus loans went in Colorado, which industries benefited the most

Counties with the largest number of loans were on the Front Range and dominated by Denver, with more than 18,000 loans

Business

$1 loans? $10 million for a nail salon? Colorado’s federal coronavirus loan data has some eye-popping errors

As the federal Paycheck Protection Program heads into the forgiveness phase, Colorado companies are preparing to prove funds were used to save jobs

Business

Here’s a list of every Colorado business that received a Paycheck Protection Program loan

At least 95 businesses, including Good Times and Peak 8 Properties, were approved for forgivable loans between $5 million to $10 million, the greatest possible amount

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