State helps veterans with small business loan program
VALLEY STREAM - The state is pitching in to help small business owners who served in the military.
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli just announced a loan to 5th Avenue Chocolatier, a chocolate distributor owned by an Iraq war veteran.
The money comes from a $4 million small business loan program for veterans. DiNapoli says the money could help new long-running family businesses or brand-new up-starts.
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Veterans can receive up to $150 million in small business loans.