A new report from the PenFed Foundation that lists the top cities in 2021 for veteran entrepreneurs ranks the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area 19th out of 390 metropolitan areas analyzed. Madison was ranked 17th.
The foundation used data from a series of government databases, census information, data from the National Association of Veteran Serving Organizations and VA, and additional statistics from private foundations.
PenFed evaluated each of the 390 metropolitan areas across four categories: livability, growing economy, support for veterans and ability to start a business. There are 10-15 weighted categories within each factor.