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Chairman Chabot Celebrates National Veterans Small Business Week

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Washington, October 31, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement on National Veterans Small Business Week; which is October 30-November 3,  2017:

America’s armed forces not only preserve and protect the homeland, but are also trained with the discipline and leadership necessary to own and operate successful businesses,” said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “Their dedication and strength from serving their country is evident in the nearly 2.5 million veteran-owned small businesses across the United States that create more than 5 million jobs.”

Chairman Chabot is also an original co-sponsor of Representative Brian Fitzpatrick’s (R-PA) H. Res. 588, which supports National Veterans Small Business Week.

The resolution states that:

  • Veteran-owned businesses make up nearly 10 percent of all United States businesses.
  • Veterans account for more than $1 trillion in business receipts every year.
  • Veterans are 45 percent more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans.
  • Women veteran-owned businesses have increased significantly, from 97,114 in 2007 to 383,302 in 2012.
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