VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS
Veteran Owned Businesses are important to our Island County local economies! The Island County communities Chambers of Commerce and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Owned businesses Program invite Veteran Owned Businesses to be certified and recognized in the upcoming 2016 Business directories.
In the current ‘Results Washington’ state strategic plan Washington State agencies have been asked by Governor Inslee to do 5% of their purchasing from Veteran or Servicemember Owned Businesses. By linking the WDVA Certified Veteran and Servicemember Owned Business list to WEBS, state agencies will now have a way to identify WDVA Certified Businesses AND keep track of how they’re doing toward their purchasing goals.
Why get certified as a WDVA Veteran or Servicemember Owned Business? WDVA and WEBS (Washington’s Electronic Business Solution) have teamed up to streamline the registration and certification process for vendors who want to do business with Washington State agencies or municipalities.
First register your business in WEBS then send in your certification documentation.
Certification is free and requires only basic veteran discharge status and business information to complete.
It will also help private businesses and citizens across the state with easy access to your business information through the list of WDVA Certified Veteran or Servicemember Owned Businesses in their communities.
And it makes you eligible to apply for the Veterans Linked Deposit Program which can improve access to capital for certified Veteran and Servicemember Owned Business enterprises by decreasing interest rates on small business loans up to 2%! Qualified Business get a window decal identifying the Veteran Owned Business recognition.