Main Banner

News & Events

Business Council to review, refine meat processing study proposal « Back to Search Results

The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday to refine a proposal to study opportunities and challenges to building USDA-inspected meat processing plants in Wyoming.

The proposal is available for review at

The board asked staff to further consider the proposal, provide more background information and industry feedback, and consider public comments made during the call-in special meeting Monday.  The board may consider a revised proposal at a later date.

Continue to full article

Fast Fact Image

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!