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W.Va. lawmakers hear from small businesses

February 13, 2014
Associated Press

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia House of Delegates committee has made its first stop on a statewide tour to hear from small business owners.

More than 100 people turned out Tuesday night in Clarksburg for a meeting with the House Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Committee.

Among the many suggestions were a special focus on businesses with sole proprietors that employ only 1 to 3 people, including reducing the amount of paperwork required by the state.

Others suggested expanding workforce development efforts, scrutinizing regulations in several areas including licensing board requirements, and adding incentives to help businesses attract more educated workers.

The next stop on the 10-city tour will be Monday at Marshall University's Student Memorial Center in Huntington.



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