(New Britain, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Getting businesses owned by veterans the access they need to programs and services was the subject of an announcement today in New Britain.
Using a veteran-owned metal machine shop as a backdrop this Veterans Day, officials announced the joint venture aimed to assisting some 31,000 veteran-owned businesses in Connecticut.
Seth Goodall with the Small Business Administration says veteran entrepreneurs have a variety of services from which to choose.
He says some of those training programs include the “Boots to Business” initiative, as well as veterans business outreach centers, focusing on woman veterans this year.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty says the concern she hears most is how best to access to the information.
Now, the secretary of the state’s office will develop a list of companies owned by a veteran in order to connect them with state and federal services.