We’ve all heard the comment about San Diego being a “military town”, but what do we know about our veteran population’s entrepreneurial bent? I came across a very interesting article in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago where San Diego’s military entrepreneurial spirit was highlighted*. We have almost 230,000 veterans in our County, more than any other metro area in the U.S. Due to the contacts they have as well as security clearances, many veterans create companies that serve as government contractors and suppliers. The Small Business Administration states that veterans are 45 percent more likely to be self-employed than those without active duty experience.
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