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Meeting Name: Veterans Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/19/2015 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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15-2463 1 RESOLUTION TO ENGAGE IN OUTREACH FOR VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSESResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION TO ENGAGE IN OUTREACH FOR VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES WHEREAS, of approximately 12 million American veterans participating in the U.S. labor market 3.6 million are self-employed small business owners or co-owners of their small business; and WHEREAS, according to the United States Census Bureau, self-employed veterans generate $1.65 trillion annually in the American economy and employ more than 10 million Americans; and WHEREAS, historically, veterans are self-employed at a rate almost 50 percent higher than non-veterans; and WHEREAS, Small Business Administration research found that 23 percent of veterans are either starting a small business or are seriously considering doing so; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Veterans Preference and Qualified Veteran Owned Business Incentive Acts serve as mechanisms to assist those persons who served in the United States military; and WHEREAS, the people of the Cook County owe a debt of gratitude to these individuals; and WHEREAS, Cook County seeks to ensure that employment and entrepreneurial recommend for approvalPass Action details Video Video