Crisis ‘insurmountable’ for some minority businesses

HE’S STILL STANDING: It’s been a struggle, but Jhonny Levya has kept his business, Heroica Construction Inc., operating during the pandemic. As head of the Black Contractors Association of Rhode Island, he’s unsure how other minority-owned businesses will weather the crisis. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
HE’S STILL STANDING: It’s been a struggle, but Jhonny Levya has kept his business, Heroica Construction Inc., operating during the pandemic. As head of the Black Contractors Association of Rhode Island, he’s unsure how other minority-owned businesses will weather the crisis. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Jhonny Levya is president of Heroica Construction Inc., growing what was a family business when he purchased it in 2009 into a multimillion-dollar company. He also heads the Black Contractors Association of Rhode Island, which advocates for equity and opportunities in state and local government contracting with minority business owners. What have been the challenges

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