Wisconsin is home to more than 65,000 veteran-owned businesses. These businesses report more than $20.1 billion in annual sales and employ more than 110,000 people. 10.8% of Wisconsin’s veterans are self-employed. The U.S. veteran population’s purchasing power exceeds $1 trillion annually.
Over 25 million Americans are veterans, representing 7.3% of the population. 61% of Americans say they have an immediate family member who has served in the military. Veterans are leaving military service and stepping into leadership roles in business, and American consumers are looking to patronize veteran-led businesses.
2,500,000 Veteran Owned Businesses in the U.S.
22% Veterans creating or planning to create businesses
65,559 Veteran Owned Businesses in Wisconsin
66% Consumers Preferring to Buy from Veteran-Owned Businesses
Ambassador – noun – a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity. synonyms: campaigner, representative, promoter, champion
Our Ambassadors are an invaluable facet of our team of volunteers who know, understand and appreciate the mission of the WI Veterans Chamber of Commerce. They feel passionate about supporting veterans and work to expand the reach of the Chamber across WI.
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