“The economy is going to get over this,” said economics professor William Lastrapes, “it just could take a long time.” The winner of the presidency might not make much of a difference in the survival of businesses.

 Why It’s Newsworthy: The economy is one of the top issues in the 2020 election. 

 

Some businesses, such as bike shops, have thrived during this time, while others, such as bars and restaurants, have suffered. Major factors including COVID-19 and the upcoming local and national elections are sources of trauma and unpredictability, making it nearly impossible to predict the future. 

Drew Shoppy is a senior majoring in photojournalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. 

 

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