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Nearly 150 years after the Golden Spike in Promontory Summit, Utah, completed this nation’s first transcontinental railroad, America’s freight railroad industry remains an emblem of...
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Posted on Jun 28, 2017
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The Made in Wyoming program is one of the Wyoming Business Council’s small business retention and expansion programs. It assists companies located in the state...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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Why Wyoming
In addition to consistently being named the nation’s “Most Business Friendly Tax Climate” five years running by the Tax Foundation, Wyoming provides a variety of...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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Posted on Jun 25, 2017
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Wyoming has outpaced other states by investing in technologies meant to soften the many blows coal has faced in recent years. Few in Wyoming misunderstand...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2017
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Now is the time to nominate women in business for the fifth-annual Wyoming Women of Influence Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Wyoming Business Report and nominations...
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Posted on Jun 21, 2017
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A year ago, tempting investment in Wyoming coal was little more than a dream. Now, a group of investors plans to raise $80 million to...
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Posted on Jun 19, 2017
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If the coal industry is to survive, its savior may be something often touted by President Donald Trump when he talks energy. “We’re going to have...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2017
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the Upton Economic...
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Posted on Jun 13, 2017
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the...
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Posted on Jun 09, 2017
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About 50 small business owners, city planners, elected officials and downtown advocates from more than two dozen Wyoming towns recently braved foul May weather to...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2017
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Wyoming wind could power all of California at peak demand five times over, but allowing companies to develop wind fleets in the Cowboy State is...
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Posted on May 31, 2017
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BNSF Railway Company honored 117 shippers with the railroad's 20th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2016. "We are...
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Posted on May 30, 2017
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS - BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced customers served by the freight rail provider invested nearly $3.5 billion in 2016. This figure reflects several large investments...
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Posted on May 29, 2017
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The Upton Economic Development Board (UEDB) has reported that it successfully secured a $4 million grant from the federal government for a $10 million project...
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Posted on May 24, 2017
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In a push to break Wyoming’s reliance on an unpredictable energy sector, private industry representatives, state agencies and institutions of higher education across the state...
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Posted on May 24, 2017
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Why Wyoming
In addition to consistently being named the nation’s “Most Business Friendly Tax Climate” five years running by the Tax Foundation, Wyoming provides a variety of...
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Posted on May 22, 2017
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Gillette and other towns in Northeast Wyoming may be looking to carbon products - goods like water filters and building materials – to stabilize the coal industry. The New...
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Posted on May 17, 2017
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From fishing villages to Old West mining towns, the Northwestern United States – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming – are dotted with small...
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Posted on May 15, 2017
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In just over 120 days, the Great American Eclipse is coming to Wyoming. Will you and your small business be ready?  Eclipse planning meetings are happening...
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Posted on May 10, 2017
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Anyone interested in finding money to clean up abandoned buildings, junkyards or other potentially contaminated buildings so those properties can contribute jobs, revenue and services...
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Posted on May 08, 2017
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The Wyoming Business Council needs the public’s help in crafting a five-year plan for spending $3 million in federal Housing and Urban Development money across...
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Posted on May 03, 2017
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High above Cheyenne Regional Airport, a twin-prop plane swooped through the blue sky. A hush fell over the crowd gathered at the airport to celebrate the groundbreaking of...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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As a location factor, highway accessibly “can be critically important. Highway accessibility is kind of a must-have,” says Richard H. Thompson, international director, Supply Chain...
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Posted on Apr 24, 2017
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Posted on Apr 02, 2017
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Both Newcastle and Upton have large deer herds living right in town!  Wild turkeys are everywhere! There are large elk herds to the north, east and west!  There are more North American Pronghorn Antelope than there are people!  Look for groundhogs, snakes and lizards. Wildlife watching is easier than people watching in Newcastle and Upton. Bring your binoculars and your cameras!