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Natural hazards compound COVID-19 impacts on small businesses disproportionately for historically underrepresented group operators

April 1, 2022
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Jennifer Helgeson, Payam Aminpour Mohammadabadi, Juan Fung, Alfredo Roa Henriquez, Ariela Zycherman, David Butry, Claudia Nierenberg, Yating Zhang
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic small businesses made headlines as hard hit by customer losses, revenue declines, and business closures. Yet, the impacts have been felt disproportionately by small businesses that suffered interruption due to pre

Eliciting Lessons from Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises for Resilience During and Following Complex Events: Longitudinal Data Collection (Wave 2)

May 4, 2021
Author(s)
Jennifer Helgeson, Juan Fung, Alfredo Roa Henriquez, Ariela Zycherman, Payam Aminpour Mohammadabadi, Claudia Nierenberg, David Butry, Donna Ramkissoon
In 2020, there were 22 natural disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion each in the US (NOAA NCEI, 2021). Economic effects on the areas impacted directly were significant; Swiss Re estimated insured losses to be $83 billion, making 2020 the fifth

Eliciting Lessons from Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) for Natural Disaster Resilience Planning and Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: SME Complex Event Resilience

September 30, 2020
Author(s)
Jennifer F. Helgeson, Juan F. Fung, Yating Zhang, Alfredo R. Roa Henriquez, Ariela Zycherman, Claudia Nierenberg, David T. Butry, Donna H. Ramkissoon
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 44% of U.S. economic activities and are the lifeline for many local economies, employing 59 million people in 2018 (SBA 2018, 2019). In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, small- and medium-sized (SMEs) are

Complex Event Resilience of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Natural Disaster Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 29, 2020
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Jennifer F. Helgeson, Juan F. Fung, Alfredo R. Roa Henriquez, Yating Zhang, Ariela Zycherman, Claudia Nierenberg, David T. Butry, Donna H. Ramkissoon
Researchers at NIST and NOAA launched a longitudinal effort to assess Complex Event Resilience of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). As a first step, a national survey of SMEs was conducted to better understand: 1. Past SME experience with natural