August 23, 2013

LePage headed home after manufacturing summit

The Associated Press

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.

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Hampton Products International Chairman and CEO H. Kim Kelley, left, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, second from left, Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, center, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, second from right, and National Retail Federation President Matthew Shay shake hands after participating in a panel discussion at the Wal-Mart U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Orlando, Fla., Thursday.

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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."

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.

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