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SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s economy has experienced strong growth this year and has already exceeded last year’s economy in several key metrics, according to Jim Robinson, the principal economist in the state’s economic analysis division.

Robinson’s conclusion is based on the latest calculation of the Wyoming Business-Cycle Index, which incorporates several key factors to provide an overall picture of the state economy. The WBCI has seen year-over-year increases each month and currently sits at 101.23. That number is up from 98.37 in September 2017, which Robinson said represents considerable growth.

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