Let’s just get this out in the open: it’s widely recognized that WordPress businesses will make your political campaign. It’s true. Associate yourself with that magic W and your path to re-election is set.
Okay, those things I said are not true. Just likely. What’s very true is that the Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma Todd Lamb visited the iThemes offices last week, since iThemes was founded and currently operates in Oklahoma City. While Lamb was there, CEO Cory Miller explained to him just what they do at iThemes.
Lamb was appointed by the Oklahoma governor as the “small business advocate” for the state, so visiting iThemes was a part of that role. For Miller’s part, he is very interested in developing his home state’s tech startup reputation as evidenced by his Silicon Pasture talk at SXSW.
As WordPress businesses get larger, they will undoubtedly have an impact on the small business ecosystems around them. Are you seeing anything similar for WordPress businesses in your city?