Jimmy Nguyen, Political Science, Class of 2023
Internship Office: California Department of Education
Limited business operations and low consumer activity have either forced Vietnamese American small businesses to close or leaving them hanging by a thread. A recent February 2021 article about San Jose’s largest Vietnamese mall and the surrounding Vietnamese business district shows the additional disadvantages and barriers these small businesses have encountered in the face of COVID-19, including but not limited to: language barriers, lack of monetary relief, and technological gaps. This research project examines what specific impact COVID-19 has had on these businesses, and the path to recovery.