The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced 20 new Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC), including ones in Chicago, Honolulu, Arlington, Seattle, and St. Louis. The VBOC looks to continue its record of helping transitioning service members and military spouses develop businesses. The selected cities were chosen due to the “number of military installations, and veteran population data.”
This is another cue for the VBOC, who has helps “more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans, and National Guard and Reserve service members, and military spouses start and grow their small businesses” each year. Although I’ve been critical of the SBA in the past, growing the VBOC is something I can support. America needs more productive businesses and America needs to help its returning veterans succeed.