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Small businesses are focus as Lt. Gov. Kleefisch visits La Crosse

Rebecca Kleefisch: 60 to 80 percent of new jobs come from small business

Small businesses are focus as Lt. Gov. Kleefisch visits La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor is highlighting a service for small businesses as the state sees a boom in them.

Rebecca Kleefisch was at Western Technical College Tuesday to talk about the Office of Business Development. The two year old department acts like a concierge service for government services.

The lieutenant governor says more than 23,000 small businesses have been created in the last three years.

"Those folks who create between 60 and 80 percent of new jobs, we realize there was a point at which folks started getting lost in the different avenues and channels of government," said Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch.

"I think it's always difficult when you try to get your arms around everything the government can help or provide. Having one location to go to to ask the questions is a good thing. I do think that there's always more that can be done," said Director of Business and Industry Services Patti Balacek.

The Lieutenant Governor said there are more than 74,000 jobs available in Wisconsin right now and they're listed at www.jobcenterofwisconsin.com.

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