SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- According to newly released data, San Diego employers were able to retain over 190,000 jobs through the use of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Dept. released information for nearly 5 million business and non-profits that received $520 billion of PPP.
In San Diego County, loans ranging from $150K to $10M were disbursed to 3,734 companies in San Diego. The combined number of jobs retained totaled 193,774.
DATABASE: LIST OF PPP LOANS BY BUSINESS NAME
Some notable recipients of the relief include Breakfast Republic (four locations, $150-350K each), Chicken Charlies (two locations, $150-350K each), San Diego Museum of Man ($350K-1M), Showgirls of San Diego ($350K-1M), and Old Globe Theatre ($1-2M).
Among those on the list that received up to $350,000 is the Manchester Financial Group, L.P. run by local businessman "Papa Doug" Manchester. Manchester was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas. He withdrew his nomination in November due to "threats on his and his family's lives." Manchester and his wife donated nearly $500,000 to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Another notable business is the San Diego Comic Convention. SDCC received $1 to $2 million in relief and listed the money would help retain 82 jobs. SDCC was canceled this year's convention due to the pandemic.
The data shows zip codes between SR-56 and Interstate 8 retained the most jobs. According to the data, Carmel Valley saw 163 PPP loans and retained over 9,000 jobs. The Serra Mesa and Kearny Mesa saw a distribution of over 300 loans and retained over 20,000 jobs.
ABC 10News created a map to show how the money was distributed by zip code and how many jobs the SBA claims were retained.
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