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PEWAUKEE – Governor Scott Walker today with Lieutenant Governor Rebeca Kleefisch hosted the 8th Annual Governor’s Small Business Summit in Pewaukee. The summit brings together leaders from across Wisconsin to discuss the challenges faced by small businesses.

“We enacted bold reforms over the last eight years that lowered the cost of doing business, removed barriers to work, and created a strong environment for jobs and economic success,” Governor Walker said. “Thanks to our reforms and a growing economy, there are more people working this year in Wisconsin than ever before, and we set a record for the lowest unemployment rate in state history. I thank Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and all of the outstanding leaders here today for making this year’s summit a great one.”

There are more than 448,000 small businesses in Wisconsin employing 1.2 million workers.

“I’ve so enjoyed helping to plan and host the Governor’s Small Business Summit these past eight years. As a former small business owner myself, this endeavor is personal to me,” said Lt. Governor Kleefisch. “The Governor’s Small Business Summit has served as a valuable resource for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs across our state, and I know this year’s event will be no exception.”

The featured speaker for the 8th Annual Governor’s Small Business Summit is Dick Leinenkugel, President of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., LLC.

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