Military veterans play a vital and critical role in Wisconsin’s economy. Available data shows veterans own more than 55,000 businesses in Wisconsin while a new generation of veteran entrepreneurs are forming businesses across the state. Wisconsin's estimated military-affiliated population totals more than 2 million, all consumers looking to patronize veteran-owned and veteran-friendly businesses.
- 9% U.S. Businesses Owned by Veterans
- 10.8% Wisconsin Businesses Owned by Veterans
- 22% Veterans Creating Businesses
- 70% Consumers Preferring to Buy From Veteran Owned Businesses