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The new Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP) portal is live. Please call the VMSDEP Office at (804) 225-2083 or email at if you have any issues accessing your account.

Veteran Entrepreneurship

If you are a veteran or military spouse considering entrepreneurial opportunities in Virginia, please reach out, we are here to connect you to resources across the Commonwealth.

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In 2012, veterans owned 2.5 million businesses in the U.S.* These businesses:

  • Represented 9% of all U.S. businesses
  • Generated $1.1 trillion in receipts
  • Employed 5.5 million people
  • Had an annual payroll of $195 billion.

According to a Kauffman Foundation report: “Entrepreneurial ecosystems are becoming recognized as a way to stimulate economic growth, innovation, and social change. Their implementation is gaining momentum across the United States and other parts of the world as their benefits are recognized.” Learn more here.