Plan Would Aid Some Veterans’ Businesses

August 30, 2010  |  

(NYT) — Veterans with service-related disabilities who own businesses will have a better chance to win Cook County government contracts under legislation to be introduced this week by a county commissioner.

Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno said the proposed law, which he plans to present Wednesday, sets the goal of giving 3 percent of the total annual value of county contracts to disabled veterans injured while in the military. Mr. Moreno hopes the change would give tens of millions of dollars in business to service-disabled veterans.

The proposal would add veterans to the list of business owners, including women and members of minorities, who are given preferential treatment in the awarding of contracts.

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