The state’s number two politician visited Houghton Friday morning touting technology, something the area has in abundance. Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist is in the middle of a 24-location tour, titled “Thriving Cities.” Gilchrist says his presentation is more comprehensive than some of his prior stops in the region.
Gilchrist was asked about inflation and said that it obviously changes the calculus for a lot of potential startups by increasing the return on investment needed to get ahead. He says that in such a climate, it needs to be as easy as possible to turn an idea into a thriving enterprise.
Gilchrist is a former entrepreneur himself and he understands how difficult it can be, but he also knows the rewards involved when a startup becomes a commercial success.