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Transition and Economic Development

Economic Investment Initiatives

EII in Texas to benefit transitioning Veterans

As part of a larger effort provided by the VA Office of Transition and Economic Development (TED), this event focuses on select geographic regions containing large Veteran populations. TED hosts EII events twice annually in coordination with VA regional offices. Since November 2018, TED has connected EII attendees with 317 jobs.

Veterans Benefits Administration and its partners bring you virtual townhall and career fairs as part of the nationwide Economic Investment Initiative (EII) for the San Antonio/Austin and Houston, TX areas. This initiative is being held to engage transitioning and civilian-experienced military veteran men and women who are looking for career opportunities. Join us on Thursday, September 24th to connect directly with employers nationwide, experience fast turn-around time from interview to hiring, and learn more about jobs that are open now and education options for Veterans.



Economic Investment Initiative (EII) Virtual Townhall

Join us on a virtual town hall where local issues affecting the military and Veteran communities will be discussed with federal, state and local representatives. We will provide information on initiatives that can positively affect the transition to civilian life.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CENTRAL / 10 a.m - 11:30 a.m. EASTERN

Transitioning Veterans and service members can attend the town hall by


Houston Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

Sponsored by and in partnership with Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO), join us in engaging with transitioning and civilian-experienced military veteran men and women who are looking for career opportunities.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 11 a.m - 3 p.m. CENTRAL / 12 noon - 4 p.m. EASTERN

View list of participating employers.



Connecting Women Veterans to their Benefits

VBA representatives will share vital information on benefits and services, with an emphasis on women veterans, from a national level and specific to the local San Antonio catchment area. They will also answer questions during this virtual webinar to ensure attendees have the necessary information to obtain benefits and/or share the knowledge learned with others who missed the event. You'll also hear from veterans who have successfully used the Veteran Readiness & Employment (VRE) program.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CENTRAL / 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EASTERN

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The Office of Transition and Economic Development ( OTED) launched Economic Investment (EI) Initiatives to connect large Veteran populations of specific geographic regions with benefits, services, and employment opportunities. EI Initiatives include follow-up visits to the selected geographic region six months, 18 months, and three years after the initial event. OTED hosts EI Initiatives twice annually in coordination with VA regional offices.

What to Expect at EI Initiatives 

EI Initiatives are typically three-day events with activities for transitioning service members, Veterans, and their families, caregivers, and survivors that may include:

  • A benefits fair to help register for benefits and health care;
  • A claims clinic to file claims for service-connected conditions;
  • A job fair to connect directly with hiring employers; and
  • Health services including on-site evaluations and primary care.

Economic Investment Initiative Goals

The goals of El initiatives are to:

  • Connect service members, Veterans, and their families to VA benefits and federal and local resources for economic advancement.
  • Have service members, Veterans, and their families communicate challenges and successes directly with local and federal government representatives and hear from leaders about initiatives and activities that affect their communities.
  • Bring key players together in the public and private partner sectors to discuss solutions to reduce challenges in the Veteran community and form sustainable public-private partnerships.

Current EI Initiatives

Whether you are a transitioning service member, a Veteran, or count yourself among the friends and family who support those in uniform, attending an EI Initiative event connects you with key benefits and services that can help you find success in civilian life.