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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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UPTON — For the last six years, Paul and Debbie Douglas have been avid motorcyclists, traveling all over the western United States. One thing that’s...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2018
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In 2014, the University of Wyoming created a hard-copy version of a new Wyoming Student Atlas, with more than 10,000 copies distributed to all Wyoming...
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Posted on Apr 16, 2018
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Sheridan County Commissioners voted three to two in favor of rezoning 114 acres of land from agricultural to industrial. It’s the first regulatory step for Ramaco Wyoming...
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Posted on Apr 13, 2018
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Analysts are predicting that crytocurrency and blockchain-related businesses could scoop up billions in business in coming decades, and U.S. states are recognizing the potential economic benefits. Wyoming Makes...
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Posted on Apr 11, 2018
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Microsoft is investing in Wyoming through the establishment of their TechSparks Program. This creates an incredible opportunity for growth and expansion within the technology and...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2018
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Wyoming Main Street escorted a bus jampacked with downtown advocates to the Kansas City, Missouri, area March 21-March 29 for a week of workshops, classes and...
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Posted on Apr 06, 2018
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Wyoming developers have another resource to launch their next project with the arrival of the nonprofit Montana and Idaho Community Development Corporation (Montana and Idaho...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2018
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Community development experts are offering workshops around Wyoming this spring to teach local leaders how to create interesting, well-loved places on a tight budget. The Wyoming...
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Posted on Apr 02, 2018
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The Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW) Executive Council has released sound preliminary recommendations for “actions and investments… needed now” in Wyoming’s infrastructure, education...
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Posted on Mar 26, 2018
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As 2017 came to an end, members of the ENDOW council looked ahead – not just to the new year but also to coming decades...
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Posted on Mar 21, 2018
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The development of Wyoming’s new economic strategy for diversification through ENDOW and the need to supplant fossil fuel extraction budgets with viable long term industries...
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Posted on Mar 19, 2018
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TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College is in an ideal position to contribute to the success of ENDOW programs, according to representatives of the Goshen County Economic...
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Posted on Mar 16, 2018
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Wyoming legislators are seeking economic development through bills to make it easier to invest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the state. Wyoming is famous for its...
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Posted on Mar 14, 2018
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SHERIDAN — While Weatherby, Inc.’s president, the Wyoming governor and other local leaders all cited last year’s SHOT Show as a turning point in getting...
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Posted on Mar 12, 2018
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Despite dangerous winter weather and a federal government shutdown, 85 agriculture experts converged in Powell Jan. 22-23 to discover how to retool their industry for...
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Posted on Mar 09, 2018
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A snapshot of the Wyoming Business Council’s 2017 achievements and the opportunities and challenges ahead is available in the agency’s 2017 Benchmarks and Annual Report released. The report...
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Posted on Mar 07, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council is seeking projects that help low- and moderate-income families and individuals, prevent or eliminate slum or blight or address urgent community...
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Posted on Mar 05, 2018
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A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at...
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Posted on Jan 31, 2018
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Despite being in the midst of a major economic downturn, Wyoming scored high marks for charitable giving and volunteering over the last year, according to...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2018
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Laurie Nichols, the University of Wyoming President, along with other top echelons of the academic administration, presented the proposed diversification and economic development strategies to...
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Posted on Jan 24, 2018
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead announced today that firearms manufacturer Weatherby, Inc. will be relocating to Sheridan, Wyoming. Weatherby is a family-owned company that...
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Posted on Jan 24, 2018
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Wyoming's outdated housing stock needs replacing, but resources to make that happen are limited. That's left most counties in the state in need of more low-income housing,...
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Posted on Jan 22, 2018
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Learn to Master your Marketing at this year's event! The event will take place February 21 and 22, 2018, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Hear from the keynote speakers...
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Posted on Jan 17, 2018
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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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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!