Which Pa. companies got Paycheck Protection Program money? Search our database

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Earlier this week, the federal government released the names of companies that received Paycheck Protection loans of $150,000 or more. The list includes some well-known names, and some you might not have heard of.

The Capital-Star put together this searchable database of every Pennsylvania company that received a payment in excess of $150,000.

As Forbes reports, citing  a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the pandemic has been brutal for small businesses, wiping 3.3 million small businesses, or 22 percent of them, between February and April. The program was intended to help those small businesses, but many large corporations have also benefited from the program as well.

And “while an analysis by the SBA stated that “low and moderate income areas received PPP loans approximately proportionate to their percentage of the population,” the NBER study showed that the fallout of the pandemic was felt disproportionately by communities of color. Black small businesses were hit the hardest, with 41% closing, whereas 32% of Latinx business owners had to shut down their businesses, the study found,” Forbes reported

Cassie Miller
A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.
John L. Micek
A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press