This section promotes veteran-owned businesses (VOB) in Pennsylvania and legislation that would expand opportunities for VOBs.
If you want your VOB listed here please email the name of your business, the type of services/products you provide, contact information and a website address to [email protected]
If you are aware of either state or federal legislation that would benefit VOBs please email [email protected] with the official name and reference number for the bill. All VOB owners are encouraged to contact their state and federal lawmakers to support bills creating new business opportunities in part by requiring government agencies to spend a percentage of their expenditures using with VOBs, just as they must do so with businesses owned by women and minorities.
VA Update on VOBs – The SBA recently released information regarding veteran businesses. According to the Census Bureau, in 2007 there were 2.45 million businesses with majority ownership by veterans. Of these, 491,000 were employers and 1.956 million were nonemployers. They represented 9 percent of all U.S. firms. Nearly one third of all veteran-owned firms were in two industry groups: construction and professional, scientific, and technical services. By state, California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Georgia had the largest numbers of veteran-owned businesses. Ranked by the veteran-owned percentage of businesses in the state, the top five states were South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama.