NerdWallet.com (a personal finance website) studied where the best metro areas are for U.S. veterans. There cities needed to have strong support systems in place when armed services personnel return to civilian life:
- Employment opportunities (ratio of unemployed vets in the area vs overall unemployment)
- Peer support (Number of veteran-owned businesses)
- Economic situation of the metro area (job growth and affordability)
Dayton, Ohio made the list as number 9 for a mid-sized metro area.
See the list of the top veteran-friendly cities here.