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Governor releases new policies for "Let's keep small business working" program

Governor Rick Scott says small businesses are "The lifeblood of our economy".
And that is why he is rolling out new policies that are part of a program he calls 'lets keep small business working'.

For the next  week the governor will be on a statewide tour that will highlight his proposals to reduce corporate filing fees for small businesses and increasing funding for export marketing programs.

Channel 3's Kalie Desimone spoke with the governor about his policies and a local small business who thinks the changes will make running a business easier.

Kalie Desimone- Many of the small businesses in our area are located here in downtown Pensacola. Those businesses play an important role in our local  economy. That's why Governor Rick Scott has decided to come up with a few new policies that will benefit those businesses.

Governor Rick Scott
"Small businesses need lower taxes, less regulations."
Governor Scott says that he has cut taxes 40 times during his time in office. He says he's also worked to stop more than 3,000 regulations that would have made things more difficult for small business owners.

Jillian Jensen- The Wedding Shop
"Any time that someone with that much power is paying attention to me that can never be a bad thing."

Jillian Jensen is a make up artist and works here at The Wedding Shop in downtown Pensacola. She believes Gov. Scott's new policies will make it much easier for small businesses to function.

Jillian Jensen- The Wedding Shop
"Anytime that fees are removed it is a great thing."
The new policies that the governor is proposing are reducing corporate filing fees for small businesses and increasing funding for export marketing programs.

And those policy changes mean a lot to a state that is mostly made up of small businesses.

Kelly Massey- FL Small Business Development Center at UWF
99% of the businesses in the state are categorized as small businesses as defined by the sba.

Kalie Desimone
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