Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on Latino businesses across Illinois


Over the past decade, Latinos have launched more small businesses than any other demographic in this country*. In 2019, they contributed nearly $500B to the U.S. economy in annual sales*. While these businesses are a critical part of the U.S. economy, Latino-owned businesses are among the most impacted by this pandemic. 

* Stanford Latino Initiative, State of Latino Entrepreneurship 2019


In order to best support Latino-owned businesses across Illinois during this time and beyond, Milpa Services, a strategy consulting firm, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce of Economic Opportunity (DCEO), are conducting a statewide survey to measure the direct economic impact of this pandemic. A summary report with the results will be shared with all the community on Milpa Services site ( 


OUR ASK TO YOU: If you are a Latino business owner in Illinois please fill out the survey




ENGLISH Survey Link 


SPANISH Survey Link  





Survey time: The survey will take about 8-10  minutes to complete


Deadline: May 22nd


Confidentiality: All the information submitted by each business will be kept confidential and will not be shared with a third party.




Thank you for your support! TOGETHER we can help identify the resources and support Latinx-owned businesses across our state need.


If you have any specific questions, please reach out to Diana Alfaro at [email protected] and/or  Veronica Aguilar at [email protected]

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