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Historically, it’s been relatively easy to obtain a decent paying job in Wyoming without any more schooling than a high school diploma. According to the United...
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Posted on Oct 08, 2018
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CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Business Council, with financial assistance from the state, is laying groundwork for new international trading with Taiwan and, eventually, the larger...
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Posted on Oct 05, 2018
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The Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming Committee or ENDOW presented a 20-year plan to the legislature’s Joint Revenue, Business and Economic Development Committee and...
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Posted on Oct 03, 2018
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Wyoming is ranked 42nd in the nation for growth of women-owned businesses since 2007, with a 22 percent increase in that time. That’s compared to...
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Posted on Oct 01, 2018
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SHERIDAN — Wyoming has long debated how it could develop a more diversified economy that is not as vulnerable to the boom-and-bust cycles caused by...
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Posted on Sep 28, 2018
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As elk hunting season begins sportsmen and -women will find — or seek to find — more than 104,800 elk in the state, a figure...
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Posted on Sep 26, 2018
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Shortly after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would roll back methane regulations on the nation’s oil and gas industry, officials from Wyoming Department of...
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Posted on Sep 24, 2018
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Colorado-based Techstars, a firm focused on helping entrepreneurs launch new companies, is holding a "Startup Weekend" Sept. 21-23 at the University of Wyoming. Techstars Startup Weekends are...
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Posted on Sep 20, 2018
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The Wyoming Economic Development Association, Wyoming Main Street and Wyoming Chamber organizations will come together for a joint 2018 Fall Conference on Sept. 18-21 at the Roundhouse &...
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Posted on Sep 19, 2018
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The largest economic development investment in the history of the state of Wyoming is coming, and businesses in the Cheyenne area need to prepare themselves to...
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Posted on Sep 18, 2018
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Coal has driven Wyoming’s economy for decades — the state sits on a rich abundance of coal reserves. But the world is slowly moving away from...
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Posted on Aug 29, 2018
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Cash flow issues seem to be a concern for many small businesses. They often stem from a limited understanding of the components of cash flow...
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Posted on Aug 22, 2018
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Having been born in Rock Springs and lived in Wyoming until graduating from the University of Wyoming, I care a lot about the Equality State...
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Posted on Aug 15, 2018
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If you’re looking for more customers for your business, you might wanted to consider the world’s largest purchaser: the U.S. Government. You might be surprised...
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Posted on Aug 08, 2018
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Every year, the federal government provides $2.5 billion in funding to help innovators bring their ideas to market. Last year alone, the Wyoming Small Business...
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Posted on Aug 02, 2018
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Caitlin Long's campaign to make Wyoming more fintech friendly Caitlin Long ’94 left Wyoming for Harvard Law School and the career on Wall Street that followed,...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2018
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Each year, mayors across the nation detail their vision for their city’s future in a seminal address—their state of the city speech. These speeches have...
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Posted on Jul 25, 2018
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Gov. Matt Mead authorized a loan Monday of up to $5 million to DBJJDM Enterprises for the operation of WyoTech Institute in Laramie.  "The community of Laramie, state legislators, education leaders and others worked with...
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Posted on Jul 18, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council has hired Russell Elliott, a business operations professional and telecommunications expert with an M.B.A, as the new Broadband Manager for the state of...
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Posted on Jul 13, 2018
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Gov. Matt Mead has recommended 25 neighborhoods and regionsacross Wyoming for special tax benefits under the federal Republican tax plan passed by Congress a few months...
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Posted on Jul 09, 2018
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The buzzwords at Wyoming’s Legislature rarely change. For decades, lawmakers have talked about whether spending delivers enough “bang for the buck” or whether a bill...
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Posted on Jul 04, 2018
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WYOMING — Spring green is returning to Wyoming’s vast prairies, and newborn calves are tottering into view behind the wire fences of family ranches across the...
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Posted on Jul 02, 2018
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SHERIDAN — As Wyoming legislative committees begin their month-long study sessions to prepare for the 2019 general session, much of the focus centers on facilitating...
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Posted on Jun 29, 2018
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Casper’s economic development agency is looking to boost central Wyoming’s aerospace industry by attracting more government contracts to the region. The group’s leaders believe it’s...
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Posted on Jun 27, 2018
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Following one of America’s “scenic byways” offers boundless flexibility for choosing one’s getaway plan. They’re the miniature versions, if you will, of the ambitious nationwide “auto...
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Posted on Jun 25, 2018
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Following one of America’s “scenic byways” offers boundless flexibility for choosing one’s getaway plan. They’re the miniature versions, if you will, of the ambitious nationwide “auto...
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Posted on Jun 20, 2018
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Jon Cordonier and his wife have been visiting Buffalo for nearly 30 years. They always talked about the town as a place to retire.  They recently took that...
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Posted on Jun 18, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council is asking businesses across the state for help identifying specific local, state and federal regulations which may be impeding or delaying licensing and...
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Posted on Jun 11, 2018
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Spring green is returning to Wyoming’s vast prairies, and newborn calves are tottering into view behind the wire fences of family ranches across the state.  Seasonal farmers...
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Posted on Jun 04, 2018
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The next time you try to book a plane ticket to Sheridan, Wyo. — the gateway to Bighorn National Forest — you might be booking...
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Posted on May 28, 2018
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Wyoming energy continues to drive improvements for an economy that was greatly weakened by the two-year downturn in the coal, oil and gas industries, according...
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Posted on May 21, 2018
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LARAMIE — Experts in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, will discuss recent developments in the industry, along with the future of...
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Posted on May 18, 2018
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About 15 people circled a giant notepad at Casper College. They had already filled several pages and stuck them to the wall, and they were still brainstorming. “So, do we have...
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Posted on May 16, 2018
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The buzzwords at Wyoming’s Legislature rarely change. For decades, lawmakers have talked about whether spending delivers enough “bang for the buck” or whether a bill...
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Posted on May 14, 2018
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Two economic development groups announce a collaboration hoping to diversify Wyoming's economy through aerospace. The president and CEO for the Casper Area Economic Development Alliance (CAEDA)...
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Posted on May 11, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council’s State Energy Office has $325,000 in competitive federal grants available for Wyoming local governments and small businesses seeking to cut their...
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Posted on May 09, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council has officially launched the Wyoming Wind Energy Service Company Directory, a website designed to help Wyoming service companies connect with wind developers.   Service companies located in...
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Posted on May 07, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council is accepting applications through May 4 for people interested in serving on a newly-formed Broadband Advisory Council. The Wyoming Legislature created the Broadband Advisory Council...
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Posted on May 04, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council is requesting proposals for a one-year renewable contract to represent the international trade interests of Wyoming businesses in Taiwan. Hiring an international...
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Posted on May 02, 2018
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The economic and environmental benefits of freight rail transportation should be considered when developing your next facility. Should your new or expanded facility be rail-served? Whether...
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Posted on Apr 30, 2018
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U.S. trade policy should not be viewed as an “us vs. them” pro In today’s on-demand, delivered-to-your-door economy, successful companies can no longer afford to operate...
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Posted on Apr 23, 2018
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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!