The Veteran Women Chamber of Commerce (VWCOC) was formed in March 2018 and was federally approved as a chamber a nonprofit in July 2018. The organization is a full service business empowerment loft that provides a range of services from small business incubator and event space to training entrepreneurs to evaluate their readiness for contracting, register as a contractor, navigate federal rules, and qualify through small business set-asides..
The VWCOC advocates for veteran women economic independence by helping those who have entered or desire to enter the commercial and government contracting Market Space as entrepreneurs.
Business Summary – In 2015, women comprised 9.4 percent of the total Veteran population in the United States. By 2043, women are projected to make up 16.3 percent of all living Veterans.
A total of $20.8 billion in prime government contracts were awarded to all women-owned small businesses in 2017 alone – supporting more than 115,000 jobs.
The Veteran Women Chamber of Commerce located in Lanham, MD is a nonprofit corporation, formed to advocate for veteran women economic independence through entrepreneurship, workforce and community development.