As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) made its way from Asia and Europe to the U.S., the warnings came first and then the fallout. There’s a lot of chatter about coronavirus right now, and this is a rapidly-evolving situation unprecedented in our lifetime.
Our goal is to track the impact of coronavirus on revenue at small, local businesses across the country.
Local businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, accounting for half of domestic GDP and hiring, and businesses like restaurants, hotels, retail shops, salons, and entertainment businesses are likely to be disproportionately affected by the ripple effects as events, schools, businesses, public spaces, and more go on temporary lockdown.
We’ve been tracking revenue data for local businesses nationwide, and we’re working hard to provide an ongoing analysis of how local business sales are trending in response to COVID-19 spreading in the U.S.
This dashboard will contain several reports, updated on a daily basis, intended to give a live snapshot on the situation at local businesses across the country and in multiple industries.