A Review of the 2021 Paycheck Protection Program

The 2021 release of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The new release of the program arrived at the right time, as the health of small businesses had deteriorated toward the end of 2020. In this report, we first … Read more

Texas Tech Today Article Focuses on Dire Need for Community Banking

An article published recently in Texas Tech Today addresses the tremendous need for community banking and notes the recent high volume of Paycheck Protection Program loans that were processed by community banks as one example of the importance of these financial institutions. The September 2 article by Glenys Young, titled “Researchers Warn Community Banks Are … Read more