Comstock stated that relatively high business tax rates have made America an unattractive location for many tech startups. Business tax rates are lower in countries like Great Britain and France, and Comstock noted that tech companies could move elsewhere to conduct business. LaHood, meanwhile, searched for solutions to spur innovation and growth in rural areas. He noted an Economic Innovation Group report that found half the net growth in businesses took place in five metropolitan areas from 2010-2014.

By: Ripon Advance News Service, The Ripon Advance

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