Made in America: 6 Veteran-Owned Businesses to Watch

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Veterans Corp

After suffering a traumatic brain injury during on leave, William Wheeler retired from the Air Force in 1995. After a decade spent catching up to speed--both physically and vocationally--he decided to start a business, Veteran Corps of America, with his brother selling veteran-made products and services to the government. Veteran Corps started out selling IT products, but has more recently "been all over the map." Wheeler told Inc. in 2011, "We go after any area that allows us to employ veterans.” Previous projects include a nation-wide satellite communication system for veteran hospitals, and call centers staffed by home bound veterans for the Purple Heart Service Foundation.