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Walker tries to lure Illinois companies to Wisconsin

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UNDATED (WRN)   Governor Scott Walker continues his effort to lure Illinois business with plans to invite hundreds of Illinois manufacturers to a conference in Southeast Wisconsin.

During a stop at Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant Thursday, Walker said Wisconsin has more to offer companies than Illinois does. “Two years ago they (IL lawmakers) raised taxes on businesses 46 percent and they’re headed in that direction,” he said, adding that state’s pension problems will lead to higher taxes down the road.

Walker said another draw is Wisconsin’s full manufacturing production tax credit that will grow to 7.5 percent by 2014.

The governor said he would attend the conference along with members of his cabinet and economic and county officials from Southeast Wisconsin. A date and location for the conference will be announced

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