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Virginia Governor Helping Small Businesses

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 10/14/2011

Gov. McDonnell recently held a small business summit to encourage dialogue between owners and policymakers.

Virgina Governor Bob McDonnell recently announced the next legislative session will focus on new ways to encourage and support small businesses, manufacturing and biotechnology.

Virginia Governor Helping Small Businesses

At a recent Small Business Summit In Richmond, McDonnell and attendees participated in panel discussions on small business topics, and members of the governor's administration discussed state laws and regulations that might be preventing companies from growing with local small business owners. reported McDonnell called on small business owners to express their concerns and discuss different ways the state government could help the companies grow and succeed. McDonnell specifically asked for comments on regulations and taxes that might be impeding growth, as the governor prepares to start writing the next two-year state budget proposal.

At the small business summitt owners came out to express their concerns, gain valuable information and network with other business owners in their industries. The Richmond Times Dispatch reported the event drew more than 400 participants including owners and entrepreneurs.

"We've got 250,000 Virginians who don't have a job," McDonnell told attendees. "That is why we wanted to do this summit, because the key to creating opportunities for our fellow Virginians lies with you." 

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