The Payroll Protection Program resulted in almost 27,000 jobs saved in the Bellaire-Meyerland-West University area, according to an analysis of loan-level data provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This includes additional loans given during the application extension window that closed Aug. 8.

The Houston Zoo received the largest PPP loan for the Bellaire-Meyerland-West University area, which includes ZIP codes 77005, 77025, 77030, 77096 and 77401.

The zoo received between $5 million and $10 million; exact amounts for large loan recipients were not disclosed by the SBA.

A total of 2,930 businesses and 105 nonprofits received loans in the area.

About 25% of all jobs saved in the Bellaire-Meyerland-West University area were in the health care and social assistance industry, according to the SBA data, with 6,865 reported jobs saved. The second-biggest share was in accommodation and food services, with 3,982 jobs retained.

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