LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke made a stop in La Crosse Saturday afternoon to talk job creation with local business owners.
Burke said the group is most concerned about hiring costs. She said many small business owners don't see the economy rebounding fast enough.
She agreed, adding the state's current polices aren't conducive to job creation.
"We're still clawing our way back. Jobs bring money to any community and (business owners are) not seeing the amount of spending that's going to help their businesses expand and create new jobs," Burke said.
If elected, Burke said she plans to invest in infrastructure and entrepreneurs. That includes giving business owner access to capitol and a skilled workforce.
Burke is a former state Secretary of Commerce and executive at Trek Bicycle Corp.
She became the first democrat to announce she's challenging Walker in the November 2014 election.
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