A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


Established to connect military spouses with companies committed to hiring, Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones (MSEEZ) are collaborative efforts among the local business, civic, and military communities that establish employment networks in municipalities around the country.

Working with a broad array of public and private sector supporters, MSEEZĀ foster collaboration among local stakeholders and work to identify opportunities as well as barriers to entry for military spouses seeking meaningful employment.

MSEEZ communities address local military spouse unemployment and underemployment issues through the efforts of local working groups. These groups work to establish a range of local employment-related tools and resources to help tackle military spouse employment issues head-on. The working group members are in the local community and represent government, industry, or nonprofit organizations.

MSEEZ Location Map

MSEEZ Playbook

The MSEEZ Playbook is an overview of how the Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones work and the best practices involved.

You'll understand why MSEEZ are important and you can download a worksheet to guide you through the process.

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in becoming involved in your local Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone. Collectively, we will work to break down the barriers to identifying meaningful career opportunities for military families. If you are an industry employer, a government employee, or work for a nonprofit organization in one of our MSEEZ areas and want to get involved, please fill out the form and our MSEEZ Program Manager will contact you.

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A Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation