AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage and an entourage from Maine is headed back home after attending a U.S. Manufacturing Summit hosted by the National Retail Federation and Wal-Mart.

LePage was joined by a half-dozen other governors at the event, which he called “a big step in the right direction to attract and keep more businesses in the U.S.”

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Other Maine officials at the event included the governor’s economic policy adviser, John Butera, and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner George Gervais.