Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul was in Utica on Wednesday.

Hochul was the keynote speaker at the Mohawk Valley Latino Association's 10th annual Upstate Latino Summit at the Radisson Hotel.

Hochul talked about getting the Latino community more involved in the political process, whether it be as a candidate for office or at the voting booth.

She also spoke about the need to increase the number of Latino owned businesses in the state.  Hochul says right now, only 17 percent of businesses are owned by Latino, but the state can do better.

New York State Health Commissioner Dr, Howard Zucker also attended today's summit.

The summit included a number of workshops, covering topics including immigration, economic development and health.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX