Updated: 01/02/2013 6:05 PM KSTP.com By: Nick Winkler
Nine months ago the state launched a search to identify contractors who fit the mold. Organizers have now identified 70 veteran owned contractors and ultimately expect to identify 100. That's triple the number at the outset.
The state says veterans have earned preferential treatment in regard to the bidding process. However, the identification process is winding down. Veterans must be verified through the VA, which can be a difficult process.