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Upton Economic Development Board

February 25, 2016

Category: Partners

With CAN-AM  highway US 85, US highway 16 and The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad passing through Upton, opportunities for businesses abound. The incentives offered to relocate businesses by the State of Wyoming and the Wyoming Business Council, spaces in Upton’s industrial park, no state employment taxes, and the abundance of natural resources that surround us are just some of the great reasons for looking at Weston County as a place to start, or move, your business!  We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. We’ll say it before you get here, “Welcome home!”

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Upton is located 70 miles east of thirteen open pit coal mines, including the Thunder Basin Coal Mine, the nation's largest. You can arrange to have guided tours to learn more about this critical industry in northeast Wyoming. Upton and Newcastle are on the railroad right-of-way that ships most of the coal to midwestern and eastern markets. There is an average of 75 Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad trains that pass through Weston County daily. This is a train watchers heaven!