Businesses serving the Milwaukee area are veteran owned and proud of it

The List of veteran-owned businesses based in the Milwaukee seven-county area is a mix of medium and small firms, in sectors including staffing, legal services and architecture to name a few.

When the Milwaukee Business Journal added this list to its 2017 editorial calendar we didn't know what kind of response it would generate. So with help from suggestions by the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce we gathered names and asked the questions.

And we know there are more out there, which we hope to survey next time around.

The criteria for consideration is that the company be based in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Walworth, Ozaukee, Racine or Kenosha county and be 51 percent or more veteran-owned and have two or more employees. We ranked by the number of local employees the company has on its payroll.