Veterans are leaving military service and stepping into leadership roles in business, and consumers are looking to patronize veteran led businesses. Veterans are a vital part of Wisconsin’s population, labor force, and business community. More than 10% of Wisconsin businesses are owned by veterans. These businesses are a vital part of Wisconsin’s business landscape, employing more than 160,000 workers and bringing over $20 billion in sales every year. Two thirds of consumers say they prefer to patronize veteran owned businesses. Wisconsin’s veteran owned businesses are growing and are fueling Wisconsin’s economy.
“The Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce opens new doors to veterans that might not have been available to them otherwise.”
– JESSICA DRAGAN, VETERAN BUSINESS OWNER