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Pittsburgh looks at steering business to veterans

A Pittsburgh City Councilwoman this morning introduced legislation she hopes would encourage more city spending among small businesses owned by veterans.

The proposal from Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s administration sets a goal in which city departments would spend at least 5 percent of their budgets in veteran-owned businesses; the percentage is not mandatory for the city.

The legislation, introduced by Councilwoman Theresa Smith, also would provide training for veteran-owned businesses on how to do business with the city and state, and ensure the city reaches out to the businesses if they provided services or goods the city was interested in.


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