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Wisconsin video game sector ‘ripe for growth,’ advocate says

wtc-gaming-eventA spokesperson for the Entertainment Software Association says Wisconsin’s video game sector is “ripe for growth” as the global industry continues to expand rapidly.

Tara Ryan, vice president for state government affairs with the ESA, spoke yesterday during a Wisconsin Technology Council luncheon in Madison. She said the association has been urging legislators around the country to consider creating or boosting tax incentives for video game production.

“You’ve already got a tech bubble here, you’ve got a lot of young game companies, you’ve got a lot of big game companies that have studios here, so it’s perfect,” she said. “It’s the perfect time.”