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Gov. Walker Hosts Small Business Summit

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)—Governor Scott Walker is trying to boost job growth by hosting a small business summit at the La Crosse Center.

Governor Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch attended the summit, along with representatives from various state agencies. Those agencies included the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Financial Institutions.

The idea behind the summit is to connect small companies with state officials through panel discussions and breakout sessions.

"I've got a wide spectrum of cabinet members here, recognizing that the DNR, DATCP, other state agencies have an impact in terms of small businesses and we're trying to make it easier," Walker said. "So, it's not only what small businesses hear, it's also what they tell me and what they tell our cabinet about how we can make it easier for small businesses to grow in Wisconsin."

The governor also said as the next state budget is drawn up, he will look for ways to cut taxes for small businesses.

Summit attendees said the conference was not just a place to network with state agency representatives but also other small business owners.

This is the second annual summit. Last year's was held in Green Bay.

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