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Virginia Governor Looks For More Support For Small Biz

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is asking small business leaders to come up with plans on how to to become world-class local and global competitors. 

The Governor said Thursday the state wants to cultivate a positive environment where businesses can prosper, expand, and hire Virginians. He also expressed how he feels about the "Occupy Wall Street" protests around the state and country.

"It's sort of disappointing to see some people that have points to make and are free to make them, but camping out in the parks and protesting against business. Well, that's what creates jobs," McDonnell said.

McDonnell added that while Washington may not be listening to the needs of the people, Virginia lawmakers are, and he believes the entrepreneurs who head smaller businesses in Virginia are the same type of visionaries who created Microsoft and Apple. But thousands of U.S. regulations are preventing those companies from expanding, according to the Governor.

McDonnell also called for the creation of higher paying technology jobs, and a resurgence of manufacturing jobs here. 

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