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Wyo. Business Council hopes lawmakers don't lose sight of its mission The opportunities and challenges of economic diversification make 2018 perhaps the most exciting year to...
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Posted on Jan 15, 2018
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A newly released report from the Wyoming Business Council offers a comprehensive look at factors affecting affordable and available housing in all 23 counties. The work sets a...
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Posted on Jan 10, 2018
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Thermosolv LLC, a Laramie start-up, is improving a method of converting garbage into fuel for existing power plants to augment the energy produced by coal.  The resulting...
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Posted on Jan 08, 2018
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The words were on the lips of every political leader, news reporter and business maven in Wyoming last winter: economic diversification.  Another slowdown in the energy sector had...
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Posted on Jan 03, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council is offering a suite of customized services and assistance under an expanded program to help small business owners interested in or already exporting.  The State Trade and...
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Posted on Jan 01, 2018
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Press Release – Just in time for the holidays, the Powder River Energy Foundation reached out to assist organizations across northeast Wyoming who are making...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2017
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Year in and year out for more than a decade, leaders in Wyoming have emphasized the need for economic development and diversification. With that focus...
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Posted on Dec 27, 2017
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Wyoming's governor says the state has weathered an economic storm and better days lie ahead. Wyoming officials continue to adjust to falling state revenue from fossil...
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Posted on Dec 21, 2017
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Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) is giving a helping hand to the communities it serves with a full-service economic development website and portal. The site...
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Posted on Dec 19, 2017
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When it comes to Christmas, having a tree adorned with decorations in the living room is a tradition we can all enjoy. "We try to keep...
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Posted on Dec 18, 2017
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While it often seems as if everything in America has become politicized, the one topic where there is bipartisan support at the national, state and...
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Posted on Dec 14, 2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2017 The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors considered five Business Ready Community (BRC) grant and loan staff recommendations during its Dec. 7...
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Posted on Dec 14, 2017
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A variety of meat, fish and cheese are for sale at the Grant Street Grocery and Market in Casper, but none of it was raised...
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Posted on Dec 12, 2017
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The Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Task Force has released its report and recommendations to Governor Matt Mead. The task force represented industry, conservation, user groups and resource...
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Posted on Dec 11, 2017
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Thanksgiving revelers in Wyoming headed downtown where local business boosters across the state had some fantastic parties to jumpstart the holiday shopping season. Fireworks, music, parades, food...
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Posted on Dec 08, 2017
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A newly released report from the Wyoming Business Council offers a comprehensive look at factors affecting affordable and available housing in all 23 counties. The work sets a...
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Posted on Dec 07, 2017
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is set to run a pilot program that will make driver's license accessible through a phone application. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle...
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Posted on Nov 29, 2017
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TORRINGTON – The ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) Executive Council submitted its first report to Governor Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature through the...
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Posted on Nov 27, 2017
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As companies experiment with “clean coal,” cheaper and cleaner fuels are taking over. Wearing a blue construction helmet, Dennis Thorfinnson stands in the shadow of a...
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Posted on Nov 22, 2017
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Members of a panel at a forum on wind energy topics say expanding Wyoming's wind energy industry could boost the state's economic diversification and help...
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Posted on Nov 20, 2017
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Elizabeth Lund, a vice president at Boeing, reflects on the lessons she's learned and passed on during her career as an aeronautical engineer. In April 1994, Boeing...
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Posted on Nov 15, 2017
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A key performance gauge for the commodities sector logged its first quarterly climb of the year, putting it on track for its second consecutive yearly...
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Posted on Nov 13, 2017
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Raise a beer this weekend to toast Wyoming's status as Kiplinger's Most Tax Friendly State. When you do, you'll be paying the lowest tax on...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2017
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Washington, D.C. — Today marks the start of the first-ever national Rail Safety Week (Sept. 24-30), a joint effort by the national rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), the...
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Posted on Nov 06, 2017
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Outdoor industry thriving in Wyoming Millions flock to Wyoming every year to see natural wonders like the geysers and big game of Yellowstone National Park, the...
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Posted on Nov 03, 2017
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Wyoming artisans, crafters and manufacturers will enjoy greater exposure to customers through the Wyoming Business Council’s new Made in Wyoming website. The website, launched this week is...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2017
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The Crunch: As the largest intermodal railroad moving about 1 million more units per year than its nearest competitor, BNSF Railway has strengthened its foothold in the retail market...
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Posted on Oct 30, 2017
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RAPID CITY — Electric provider Black Hills Energy named Nick Gardner to the position of vice president of the company’s operations in South Dakota, northeastern...
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Posted on Oct 23, 2017
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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!