HOUGHTON, Michigan (August 29, 2011) – Governor Rick Snyder held a town hall-style meeting Tuesday, August 16 in Houghton, Michigan. Governor Snyder addressed key topics of reinventing the state through economic development, specifically targeting entrepreneurs. He highlighted SmartZones as a means to create an environment ripe for entrepreneurism. In the Keweenaw, MTEC SmartZone is proof of Governor Snyder’s discussion.
HANCOCK, Michigan – LaSalle Technology Group, LLC (Lasalletech) is an established MTEC SmartZone company. Founded by the father and son team of Jim and Jacob Northey in 2006, they opened office in MTEC SmartZone’s Jutila Center campus. Utilizing technology, loan programs and marketing resources provided by MTEC SmartZone, Lasalletech has found success through the development phase, product launch and now sales.
Houghton, MI – Many companies who outsource jobs overseas save money while boosting production. However, Ford Motor Company discovered several IT functions that could be remotely sourced but faced challenges due to language barriers, high staff turnover, short supply skill sets and time zone issues. Russell Louks, Ford’s Application Technology Supervisor, began to look for alternatives.