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Ind. governor urges vets to register businesses

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wants the state of Indiana to do more business with military veterans.

Pence says that beginning July 1, the state will implement a goal to contract 3 percent of its work with veteran-owned small businesses. He's encouraging veterans now to register their companies with the state.

A new state law requires the Indiana Department of Administration to procure at least 3 percent of state contracts with veteran-owned small businesses.

Pence says veteran-owned businesses that are not registered with agency should go to http://www.in.gov/idoa/2464.htm to become registered vendors.