At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in Texas, the state’s robust economy came to a screeching halt in the waning days of March 2020, forcing many businesses to close and families to lock themselves away in self-isolation.
However, some companies were able to stay afloat thanks to the implementation of flexible practices that kept their employees safe while also maintaining a successful level of productivity. Being able to adapt was important this past year.
“We were dealing with something that none of us knew,” said Amanda Esquivel, owner/operator of a Chick-fil-A franchise in Brownsville. “Our community rallied around each other, and we were going to get through this together.”
Things have changed since the early days of the pandemic. Vaccines are more readily available and businesses have begun to reemerge and implement new health and safety policies.
You can learn more about how entrepreneurs in the Rio Grande Valley adapted to COVID-19 here: