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Owners of historic, commercial buildings located in traditional downtown districts are invited to submit a pre-application to determine eligibility for the Historic Architecture Assistance Fund. If...
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Posted on Jan 21, 2019
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We live in an environment where we are constantly connected at the touch of a button, and yet more and more isolated. That environment creates less need for traditional...
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Posted on Jan 17, 2019
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Both of Wyoming’s U.S. senators addressed the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation at the group’s annual meeting Thursday and discussed the actions they are pursuing on...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2019
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SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s mining sector continued to grow in the first quarter of 2018, improving the state’s overall employment and total payroll, but that growth...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2019
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The oil and gas industry continues to drive down unemployment rates in parts of Wyoming, though the state average remains higher than national numbers. The U.S....
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Posted on Dec 28, 2018
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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,...
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Posted on Dec 26, 2018
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It is no secret that today the world is online, and small businesses are no different. If you think of your website as the digital welcome mat...
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Posted on Dec 23, 2018
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Experienced patent attorney Henry Nowak has joined the University of Wyoming as director of technology transfer and business resources. “He has a depth and range of...
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Posted on Dec 21, 2018
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The youngsters that adore the Rusty the Ranch Horse children’s book series would say the books are about a sweet, playful horse and his friends...
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Posted on Dec 20, 2018
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A shortage of the right type of housing to fit local needs is a common challenge for all Wyoming communities. Unmet housing needs lead to higher costs...
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Posted on Dec 19, 2018
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It has been a busy and productive year at the Wyoming Business Council. From Weatherby's big announcement to opening a trade office in Taiwan and...
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Posted on Dec 18, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors recommended four Business Ready Community (BRC) funding requests and approved six Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications during its Dec. 6 meeting in...
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Posted on Dec 17, 2018
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Marketing as if you were bigger begins with an understanding of what the big brands do and, maybe more importantly, what they don’t do. Here...
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Posted on Nov 20, 2018
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International trade involves a lot of rules, regulations and terms that can be confusing to a small business owner, but that shouldn’t stop you from...
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Posted on Nov 19, 2018
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For nearly 40 years, Wyoming has been the largest coal producer in the United States. Its communities and their identities have been inextricably tied to the resource,...
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Posted on Nov 16, 2018
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CHEYENNE — If you’re looking to start up a business, the Wyoming Business Council may be the best place to start. The council launched applications Monday...
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Posted on Nov 15, 2018
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(StatePoint) If you’ve ever considered going into business for yourself, you may have wondered whether opening a franchise is right for you. Learning more about...
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Posted on Nov 14, 2018
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Hunting, fishing and wildlife watching on Bureau of Land Management lands generate more than $3 billion in economic activity annually, according to...
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Posted on Nov 13, 2018
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On Aug. 31, the Wyoming Broadband Advisory Council officially adopted the Wyoming Broadband Plan as its guiding document in efforts to expand and improve broadband...
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Posted on Nov 12, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Nov 11, 2018
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During the week of Oct. 1, 2018, representatives of the Wyoming Business Council and Wyoming producers are in Taipei, Taiwan, as part of an ongoing trade mission to develop a small-but-steady...
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Posted on Nov 09, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council launched applications this week for two new grant programs aimed at helping startups in Wyoming thrive. The programs are an outcome of economic diversification...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2018
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The Wyoming Council for Women (WCW) is accepting nominations for the Woman Entrepreneur Award until Nov. 1.  The Council developed the brand-new Entrepreneur Award to recognize and support female-owned businesses in...
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Posted on Nov 07, 2018
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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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The Upton Economic Development Board (UEDB) invites applications for an Executive Director that will ensure the accomplishment of the mission, vision, and goals of the...
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Posted on Sep 07, 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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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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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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Facing drastic budget cuts handed down by the Wyoming Legislature in 2016, the University of Wyoming started boosting its recruitment and retention efforts. From streamlining the...
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Posted on Oct 16, 2017
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The annual Oil and Gas Fair was held at Casper’s Events Center. This is the first time the Fair has joined with the Enhanced Oil Recovery...
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Posted on Oct 09, 2017
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RAWLINS – With a very different energy agenda in the administration of President Donald Trump than his predecessor, the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming...
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Posted on Oct 04, 2017
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Posted on Oct 02, 2017
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Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will unveil a $23 million, 69,000-square-foot facility. The new Career and Technical Education Center will serve a number of the school’s...
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Posted on Sep 27, 2017
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Wyoming’s higher education leaders are looking at ways to increase the number of Wyoming residents with college degrees or postsecondary certificates. The task is grounded in...
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Posted on Sep 25, 2017
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Addressing the concerns around rural health care isn’t a simple endeavor and will require many people to come together. For this reason Community Conversations Wyoming...
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Posted on Sep 25, 2017
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Wyoming business advocates want to help manufacturers promote and celebrate the industry with their neighbors this fall. The Wyoming Business Council, Manufacturing-Works and Alliance of Wyoming Manufacturers...
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Posted on Sep 21, 2017
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Hunting, fishing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking or kayaking — they’re more than just a way of life for most Wyomingites. They’re also big money. A new...
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Posted on Sep 20, 2017
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Workforce development and retention of a trained, skilled workforce - issues that remain a priority for Wyoming to compete in the ever changing global job...
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Posted on Sep 18, 2017
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Join us in Laramie from September 20th – 22nd for the WEDA Fall 2017 Conference. WEDA is joining with the Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce and Wyoming...
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Posted on Sep 13, 2017
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Posted on Sep 11, 2017
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Expand Your Business in Mexico! The United States Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is organizing a Sustainable Construction Trade Mission to Mexico that will introduce...
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Posted on Sep 06, 2017
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Manufacturers and producers in Wyoming will have new opportunities to expand their customer base thanks to developments with two Wyoming Business Council programs designed to...
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Posted on Sep 04, 2017
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Wyoming has the country’s largest share of good jobs for workers without a four-year degree, according to a Georgetown University Center on Education and the...
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Posted on Aug 28, 2017
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The Wyoming Business Council has grant money available to help small businesses, agricultural producers, nonprofits and local governments make energy efficiency improvements to their facilities. “Energy...
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Posted on Aug 21, 2017
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A stone’s throw from Wyoming’s eastern border is a bright red, low-slung warehouse amid acres of rustling grain. The mid-July sun glinted off giant granary...
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Posted on Aug 15, 2017
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Nearly 150 years after the Golden Spike in Promontory Summit, Utah, completed this nation’s first transcontinental railroad, America’s freight railroad industry remains an emblem of...
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Posted on Jun 28, 2017
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The Made in Wyoming program is one of the Wyoming Business Council’s small business retention and expansion programs. It assists companies located in the state...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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In addition to consistently being named the nation’s “Most Business Friendly Tax Climate” five years running by the Tax Foundation, Wyoming provides a variety of...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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Posted on Jun 25, 2017
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Wyoming has outpaced other states by investing in technologies meant to soften the many blows coal has faced in recent years. Few in Wyoming misunderstand...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2017
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Now is the time to nominate women in business for the fifth-annual Wyoming Women of Influence Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Wyoming Business Report and nominations...
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Posted on Jun 21, 2017
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A year ago, tempting investment in Wyoming coal was little more than a dream. Now, a group of investors plans to raise $80 million to...
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Posted on Jun 19, 2017
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If the coal industry is to survive, its savior may be something often touted by President Donald Trump when he talks energy. “We’re going to have...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2017
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the Upton Economic...
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Posted on Jun 13, 2017
Category: Wyoming, Weston County, Upton

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the...
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Posted on Jun 09, 2017
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About 50 small business owners, city planners, elected officials and downtown advocates from more than two dozen Wyoming towns recently braved foul May weather to...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2017
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Wyoming wind could power all of California at peak demand five times over, but allowing companies to develop wind fleets in the Cowboy State is...
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Posted on May 31, 2017
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BNSF Railway Company honored 117 shippers with the railroad's 20th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2016. "We are...
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Posted on May 30, 2017
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS - BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced customers served by the freight rail provider invested nearly $3.5 billion in 2016. This figure reflects several large investments...
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Posted on May 29, 2017
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The Upton Economic Development Board (UEDB) has reported that it successfully secured a $4 million grant from the federal government for a $10 million project...
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Posted on May 24, 2017
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In a push to break Wyoming’s reliance on an unpredictable energy sector, private industry representatives, state agencies and institutions of higher education across the state...
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Posted on May 24, 2017
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In addition to consistently being named the nation’s “Most Business Friendly Tax Climate” five years running by the Tax Foundation, Wyoming provides a variety of...
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Posted on May 22, 2017
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Gillette and other towns in Northeast Wyoming may be looking to carbon products - goods like water filters and building materials – to stabilize the coal industry. The New...
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Posted on May 17, 2017
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From fishing villages to Old West mining towns, the Northwestern United States – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming – are dotted with small...
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Posted on May 15, 2017
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In just over 120 days, the Great American Eclipse is coming to Wyoming. Will you and your small business be ready?  Eclipse planning meetings are happening...
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Posted on May 10, 2017
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Anyone interested in finding money to clean up abandoned buildings, junkyards or other potentially contaminated buildings so those properties can contribute jobs, revenue and services...
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Posted on May 08, 2017
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The Wyoming Business Council needs the public’s help in crafting a five-year plan for spending $3 million in federal Housing and Urban Development money across...
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Posted on May 03, 2017
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High above Cheyenne Regional Airport, a twin-prop plane swooped through the blue sky. A hush fell over the crowd gathered at the airport to celebrate the groundbreaking of...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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As a location factor, highway accessibly “can be critically important. Highway accessibility is kind of a must-have,” says Richard H. Thompson, international director, Supply Chain...
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Posted on Apr 24, 2017
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Randy Bruns, Cheyenne-Laramie County Corporation for Economic Development CEO, will discuss challenges to diversifying the state’s economy during the information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, March...
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Posted on Apr 17, 2017
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In 1973, America was in a state of flux. A cease-fire was declared in Vietnam, and exhausted troops were on their way home. The World...
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Posted on Apr 13, 2017
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead has announced the creation of a website for a new program that aims to expand Wyoming’s economy. The website for the...
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Posted on Apr 11, 2017
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Wyoming is going through a competitive streak. It started 16 years ago with the John P. Ellbogen $10K Competition. Each year, a handful of University of Wyoming students...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2017
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A stone cistern and evidence of a potato cellar are all that remain of the Fales homestead near Deaver, Wyoming. David Fales frequently walks the 87...
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Posted on Apr 06, 2017
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Anyone interested in finding money to clean up abandoned buildings, junkyards or other potentially contaminated buildings so those properties can contribute jobs, revenue and services...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2017
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Registration is now open for the annual Wyoming Main Street Best Practices Workshop April 28-29 in Pennsylvania. The event teaches local leaders strategies and resources for...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
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Posted on Apr 02, 2017
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BNSF employees have been handling heavy snowfall along parts of our network in the north. Railroading means operating in the elements, but our team members...
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Posted on Mar 27, 2017
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How important are cows, sheep and horses in Wyoming? Well, these species are obviously important to our history and culture, if nothing else. But it...
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Posted on Mar 22, 2017
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CHEYENNE – A new private company called Breakthrough 307 connects Wyoming’s entrepreneurs with investors. Leaders of Breakthrough 307 said Monday that its first investment fund has...
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Posted on Mar 20, 2017
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CHEYENNE – A bill authorizing Gov. Matt Mead’s ENDOW economic diversification initiative continues to move through the Wyoming Legislature, advancing out of a House committee...
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Posted on Mar 15, 2017
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In addition to consistently being named the nation’s “Most Business Friendly Tax Climate” five years running by the Tax Foundation, Wyoming provides a variety of...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2017
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January 31, 2017 The University of Wyoming’s Manufacturing-Works was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that will help...
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Posted on Mar 08, 2017
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Governor Matt Mead has initiated an effort to develop a twenty-year comprehensive and coordinated economic diversification strategy to encourage the expansion and diversification of Wyoming’s...
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Posted on Mar 06, 2017
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A stone cistern and evidence of a potato cellar are all that remain of the Fales homestead near Deaver, Wyoming. David Fales frequently walks the 87...
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Posted on Mar 01, 2017
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Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories about how many Wyoming residents have bachelor’s degrees — and why some in the Cowboy State...
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Posted on Feb 27, 2017
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Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories about how many Wyoming residents have bachelor’s degrees — and why some in the Cowboy State...
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Posted on Feb 22, 2017
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Welcome to State of the States 2017, an annual compendium of data that matter to corporate location decision-makers. For full article click here: http://siteselection.com/issues/2017/jan/cover.cfm
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Posted on Feb 20, 2017
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(BPT) - While only a fortunate few students can expect a free college education by winning full academic or athletic scholarships, everyone can take advantage...
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Posted on Feb 15, 2017
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The pitch black hole in the sky above the Australian Outback lasted about two minutes. In the moments leading up to the fleeting cosmic phenomenon known...
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Posted on Feb 13, 2017
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Business experts and government contracting officers will be available 8 a.m. Feb. 22 until 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper to...
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Posted on Feb 08, 2017
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The National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) are pleased to announce the five states selected for the 2017 round...
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Posted on Feb 06, 2017
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A new state program aims to provide Wyoming businesses with tools to enter international markets. The State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP) is a $158,000 federally-funded...
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Posted on Feb 01, 2017
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Citing the need for a comprehensive approach to diversify the Wyoming economy, Governor Matt Mead announced today that he is creating the ENDOW initiative. The...
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Posted on Jan 30, 2017
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Cheyenne, Wyo., — Dec. 19, 2016 —Black Hills Energy is making the holidays happier by donating 141 major home appliances valued at $201,000 to non-profits...
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Posted on Jan 25, 2017
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Driving Interstate 80 home to Lander from Cheyenne recently, I crested the commanding rise in Carbon County looking west toward Walcott Junction, just a few...
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Posted on Jan 23, 2017
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SHERIDAN — Economic development doesn’t mean what you think it means. The concept doesn’t just revolve around quick upticks in jobs and economic activity. Economic...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2017
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A recent report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) highlights the critical role that high-tech innovation plays in Wyoming’s economy. ITIF, the leading U.S....
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Posted on Jan 16, 2017
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Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Task Force members positive after first meeting. Read article here: http://ow.ly/civM307sOHB
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Posted on Jan 11, 2017
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An economic downturn is a good time to reaffirm efforts to diversify Wyoming’s economy; it is not the time to pull back on economic development...
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Posted on Jan 09, 2017
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Click here for video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSSDOt6ovkY
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
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On a hot August day in the plains west of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead hefted a semiautomatic rifle and took aim at a nearby...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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An economic downturn is a “perfect time” to start up a business, a state economist said. The 2016 Kauffman Startup Index — a national survey focusing...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2016
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Citing the need for a comprehensive approach to diversify the Wyoming economy, Governor Matt Mead announced today that he is creating the...
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Posted on Dec 26, 2016
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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Millennials may still have a way to go before totally gaining their footing as adults, but many are already better...
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Posted on Dec 21, 2016
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Click here to watch video on Wyoming Women of Influence: http://ow.ly/zqNa306G8XY
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Posted on Dec 19, 2016
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In the largest agriculture-based county in the state, a long-time community effort to build a facility aimed at enhancing Eastern Wyoming College’s agriculture program just...
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Posted on Dec 14, 2016
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CHEYENNE - Wyoming can’t let the challenges of dealing with the latest energy bust diminish efforts to enhance economic diversity, a panel told those attending...
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Posted on Dec 12, 2016
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The Wyoming Business Council is pleased to let you know about some exciting opportunities to assist you in your business goals. The Trade Show Incentive Program has funding...
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Posted on Dec 07, 2016
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The Made in Wyoming Program is a way to identify and showcase great products made in Wyoming. All of the companies call Wyoming home and...
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Posted on Dec 05, 2016
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The first state-level effort to study the benefits and opportunities of bicycle, pedestrian pathways and natural surface trails is underway, and the task force appointed...
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Posted on Nov 04, 2016
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Nearly 70 years ago, a mathematical physicist from Powell, Wyoming, traveled to Japan to help the country rebuild following the devastating effects of World War...
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Posted on Nov 04, 2016
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Since it’s inception, the state of Wyoming has been a bit of an outlier. It’s where the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains meet. Like...
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Posted on Oct 31, 2016
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Albert Einstein once said, "The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax." In Wyoming, we tend to agree with the sentiments...
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Posted on Oct 24, 2016
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Call it a dynasty. Wyoming earned the Tax Foundation’s nod for best business climate in the United States for the fifth year in a row. The independent...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2016
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Wyoming companies interested in exporting have new resources available thanks to a $158,000 federal grant recently awarded to the state’s economic development agency.  The Wyoming Business Council will...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2016
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Gov. Matt Mead doesn’t think there will be more budget cuts prior to the 2017 legislative session, but emphasized Monday the state should reconsider dipping...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2016
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The University of Wyoming broke ground Friday on the Engineering Education and Research Building, a new state-of-the-art engineering facility that fosters innovation and collaboration among...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2016
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The top 10 states in which to start a small business demonstrated the best startup activity, business survival rate and cost of living, among other...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2016
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Upton Logistics is a premier transload facility, which means we can get goods from one point to the other quickly and efficiently. By utilizing our...
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Posted on Oct 17, 2016
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Wyoming earned the Tax Foundation’s nod for best business climate in the United States for the fifth year in a row. The independent tax policy research...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
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Wyoming companies interested in exporting have new resources available thanks to a $158,000 federal grant recently awarded to the state’s economic development agency.  The Wyoming Business Council will...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
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Gov. Matt Mead doesn’t think there will be more budget cuts prior to the 2017 legislative session, but emphasized Monday the state should reconsider dipping...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
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The University of Wyoming broke ground Friday on the Engineering Education and Research Building, a new state-of-the-art engineering facility that fosters innovation and collaboration among...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
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The top ten states to start a small business demonstrated the best startup activity, business survival rate and cost of living, among other factors, according...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
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“As governor, I want more, not fewer, opportunities and options for the people of this state. I want existing businesses to stay and expand, and...
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Posted on Oct 10, 2016
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The Miners have been here before. In the early ‘70s, and again in the ‘80s. So, when energy prices sloughed in this latest downturn, the family...
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Posted on Oct 07, 2016
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Citing both the state’s tax climate and high number of startup entrepreneurs, the personal finance news and features website GOBankingRates.com finds the Cowboy State as...
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Posted on Oct 07, 2016
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The Wyoming Office of Tourism was recently honored with two national awards. TravelWyoming.com —WOT’s new website — won the Web Marketing Association’s 2016 Outstanding Website Award....
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Posted on Oct 07, 2016
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"What people don't understand is this is something that we only have in America. There is no other country in the world where the ordinary...
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Posted on Oct 03, 2016
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If you’re looking for a quality education at an economical price, you might just consider Wyoming. Did you know that Wyoming has the lowest college...
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Posted on Sep 26, 2016
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Thinking about relocating your business? Wyoming is an excellent choice, for a number of reasons. One of the primary considerations for smart business relocation is...
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Posted on Sep 19, 2016
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Wyoming is rich in natural resources. And Upton Logistics Center has become instrumental in transporting them. Our close proximity to Bakken, Niobrara, and the Powder...
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Posted on Sep 12, 2016
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Is your company spending a great deal on transportation and logistics ? If so you're not alone, it's a common and overlooked problem. Enter Upton Logistics...
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Posted on Sep 05, 2016
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Upton, Wyoming received a $1,500,000 Community Facilities Grant in 2008 to renovate our community center and bring it up to date with the needs of...
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Posted on Aug 29, 2016
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“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” ? Solomon Ortiz. As this sentiment...
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Posted on Aug 22, 2016
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Education is vitally important, not just for the success of individuals but also for the success of communities. Good public schools give young people a...
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Posted on Aug 15, 2016
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Did you know the U.S. is predicted to be the world’s leading crude oil producer in 2015? Just imagine. We could surpass even Saudi Arabia...
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Posted on Aug 08, 2016
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It's an exciting time for those in the oil industry. According to the Energy Information Administration, in the next five years the U.S. will surpass...
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Posted on Aug 01, 2016
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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. ~Rachel Carson Wyoming is an expansive...
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Posted on Jul 25, 2016
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Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good...
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Posted on Jul 18, 2016
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The lights flicked off and the crowd roared. World-famous rodeo announcer Boyd Polhamus’ voice ricocheted off the walls. Spotlights arced their way onto a young...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
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The new year heralded bad news for Janie Wait in 2010. Almost overnight, microfilm production, comprising nearly 60 percent of business at her Casper-based record management...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
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Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College continue their successful partnership to bring the 7th session of the Start Up Intensive to Jackson, WY in the...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
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Julie Kozlowski has been appointed as interim director of the Wyoming Business Council’s Investment Ready Communities Division. Kozlowski will continue to manage the Business Ready Community...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
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Cities and towns across Wyoming have adopted budgets that are diminished, some to levels not seen since 2003, as the toll from the energy downturn...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
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You can learn a great deal about a town’s values and priorities by taking a look at its local school district. Upton, Wyoming has an...
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Posted on Jul 11, 2016
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When researching potential sites for an industrial business, companies need to consider a variety of factors, including: location, cost of utilities, and available transportation networks. The...
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Posted on Jul 04, 2016
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The Powder River Basin in southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming has long been known for its abundant natural resources, including coal, petroleum and uranium. The...
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Posted on Jun 27, 2016
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Bridge reconstruction and overlay work will move to the eastbound lanes on a 2-mi. (3.2 km) section of I-80 near Pine Bluffs during the 2016...
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Posted on Jun 21, 2016
Category: Infrastructure

With more than 95 percent of the world’s population and 80 percent of the world’s purchasing power outside the United States, future economic growth and...
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Posted on Jun 21, 2016
Category: International Trade

Now is the time to nominate women in business for the fourth-annual Wyoming Women of Influence Awards. Click here for the complete article.
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Posted on Jun 21, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

In a joint announcement today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said that an agreement has been reached to...
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Posted on Jun 21, 2016
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Many people think of golf as a leisurely sport. But listen up: when you play an 18-hole round of golf without a cart, you've walked...
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Posted on Jun 20, 2016
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The educational level of a state’s workforce correlates to median wages in a state. That is: the better the education, the better the wages. Having...
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Posted on Jun 13, 2016
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Did you know that Wyoming produces more energy for other states than any other state in the nation? Coal, crude oil and/or natural gas are...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2016
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Small town life has many benefits. The general pace of life is slower, which can be very appealing in our fast-paced, high-tech society. You don't...
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Posted on May 30, 2016
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Choosing a location is one of the most important considerations an entrepreneur can make when starting a business. Location and its associated costs such as:...
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Posted on May 23, 2016
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Research has shown that airports are good for economic development. They are obviously key for states relying on revenue from tourist activities. Commercial airline service...
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Posted on May 16, 2016
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“Ever since economists revealed how much universities contribute to economic growth, politicians have paid close attention to higher education.” ~Derek Bok, former president of Harvard...
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Posted on May 09, 2016
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In our globalized society, the processes for getting products and goods where they need to go are becoming faster, cheaper and more technologically advanced. But...
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Posted on May 02, 2016
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People say print advertising is dying, but pretty regularly we see tourism campaigns that show its continuing power—not surprisingly, as tourism ads always hold that...
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Posted on Mar 30, 2016
Category: Tourism

Trying to figure out where best to spend your golden years? Head to the Cowboy State. Wyoming has topped Bankrate.com’s list of the best places to...
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Posted on Mar 03, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

Wyoming holds dear the values of independence and personal responsibility. The state boasts low taxes, sensible regulations, plentiful big game and vast open spaces. In the last...
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Posted on Feb 11, 2016
Category: Firearms

The Cowboy State has been ranked the best in the west for education quality. Education Week’s Quality Counts 2016 report ranked Wyoming eighth in the...
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Posted on Jan 30, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

November 4, 2014 – Lakewood, Colorado – Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: REE and TSX: RES), a mineral resources company advancing development of the...
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Posted on Nov 14, 2014
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November 6, 2014 – Lakewood, Colorado - Rare Element Resources Ltd. (the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: REE and TSX: RES), a mineral resource company advancing development...
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Posted on Nov 14, 2014
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BNSF recently received a 2014 Best of The Best award from U.S. Veterans Magazine for being rated one of the top veteran-friendly companies in the...
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Posted on Oct 21, 2014
Category: Recognition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan that calls for 19 percent carbon emissions reductions by 2030 in Wyoming could spike Wyoming electricity costs as much...
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Posted on Oct 21, 2014
Category: Energy

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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!