About 86% of loans distributed locally were valued at less than $150,000, averaging $33,000 each. While business names in this category were withheld, those that received more the $150,000 were disclosed publicly. Top recipients in Cy-Fair included Kilgore Industries, Noram Drilling Co., Clearwater Utilities, Pappas Restaurants and Luby’s—all reportedly receiving between $5 million-$10 million.
Professional, scientific and technical services; health care and social assistance; construction; accommodation and food services; and retail trade were the top five industries in which local businesses received federal assistance, according to SBA data. The chart below depicts how many jobs were retained in each sector.
Nearly 500 businesses in the accommodation and food service category received loans in Cy-Fair, collectively retaining more than 10,000 local jobs, including 38 at Locatelli’s; 101 at Local Table; 59 at Del Pueblo Mexican Restaurant; 27 at French Quarter Cajun Seafood; 65 at Floyd’s Seafood; and 44 at Ambriza Cypress.
Dozens of area churches, private schools and nonprofits also received assistance from the program, with top recipients including large organizations such as Cypress Christian School, Reach Unlimited and Foundry United Methodist Church.
Hover over each segment below to see how many Cy-Fair organizations received federal loans in each funding range.