State figures show that about 1 percent of contracts have gone to Veterans Business Enterprises, while Gov. Mike Pence set a 3-percent goal when the push started last summer.
The Krannert School of Management is one of eight programs around the country that teach the boot camp aimed at helping post-9/11 disabled veterans start their own businesses.
Mayor Greg Ballard,a former Marine, has made some progress in the two years since he pledged his administration would purchase
3 percent of all city goods and services from veteran-owned businesses, but he remains far from his goal.