Despite the economic pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and decades of discriminatory disadvantage, Black businesses owners in Kansas City are staying resilient.

… Fahteema Parrish’s company is one of a few who qualified for federal COVID-19 relief funds.

She said navigating the application process involved a ton of paperwork, but Parrish & Sons Construction was fortunate enough to have a payroll system in place ahead of time. They also have a six-year history of excavation, demolition, and grading work, including at Kansas City’s new airport terminal project.