Republican lawmakers recently circulated legislation that would create a tax credit aimed at attracting video game companies to Wisconsin.

Rep. Clint Moses, R-Menomonie, and Sen. Patrick Testin, R-Stevens Point, sent a co-sponsorship memo to other lawmakers promoting the bill. In it, they note the video game industry dwarfs both movies and television, and is expected to grow 8.7% per year between 2024 and 2027.

“Many employers in the video game industry have expressed an interest in leaving California, the current hub of the industry,” the lawmakers wrote. “These companies wish to expand their base and bring in additional studios. This is quite the opportunity for Wisconsin.”

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