Outman resolution encourages supporting veteran-owned businesses

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution introduced by Sen. Rick Outman encouraging Michigan residents to support veteran-owned businesses.

Senate Resolution 90 formally designates November 2021 as “Do Business with a Veteran Month” in Michigan. The resolution encourages residents to seek out veteran-owned companies and acknowledges the special skillsets many veterans bring with them as they return home. It also encourages Michigan residents to do business with companies who hire and support those who have served in the armed forces.

Outman, who is a U.S. Army veteran and small business owner, said he introduced this resolution to not only support local businesses, but also to show our gratitude to those who served our nation.

“At a time when businesses are struggling in general, I encourage folks to lend extra support to the nearly 45,000 Michigan veteran-owned businesses. Many of these men and women made countless sacrifices to secure our right to do things like start a business,” said Outman, R-Six Lakes. “I believe we ought to show our support for our veterans as they return home and begin a new chapter in their lives.”

SR 90 was unanimously adopted by the Michigan Senate on Wednesday.

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