Media Advisory

New York Fed and the U.S. Small Business Administration to Release Report on Veteran-Owned Businesses

November 01, 2018

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will issue the report Financing their Future: Veteran Entrepreneurs and Capital Access at 3:00 PM EST on Thursday, November 8.

This report provides a comprehensive look at the state of entrepreneurship for military veterans and how they finance their businesses, which is closely tied to firms’ performance and growth. This report will put forth the most substantial data comparing veteran and non-veteran business credit borrowers to date.

The report outlines current literature on veteran entrepreneurship, and then presents new small business credit data from the Federal Reserve Banks’ Small Business Credit Survey. Together, these sections examine the entrepreneurial activity, performance, credit access levels, and financing challenges of veteran-owned businesses.

Press Call on the Report on Veteran-Owned Businesses: Authors of the report and a representative from SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development will host a background press call on Thursday, November 8 at 2:00 PM EST to provide further context on the research. Journalists interested in participating should RSVP to Betsy Bourassa at

Betsy Bourassa
(212) 720-6885

Carol Chastang
(202) 205-6987
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