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The 2020 census could result in the federal government directing more funds towards Upton and Weston County. That’s because for every person missed in the...
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Posted on Aug 01, 2019
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Owners of historical, commercial buildings located in traditional downtown districts are invited to submit a pre-application to determine eligibility for the Historic Architecture Assistance Fund...
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Posted on Aug 12, 2019
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U.S. Senator John Barrasso has introduced America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. The bill includes several key provisions for Wyoming. The legislation is the largest...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2019
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On Monday, the 1st of July 2019, Singaporean state-controlled wealth fund GIC and Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management had reached an accord to purchase Genesee &...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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How can you tell if a business is one you want to do business with? Both businesses and consumers want to make sure the companies...
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Posted on Mar 20, 2019
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Wyoming, South Dakota, Washington, and Nevada top a recent poll of the states with the most business-friendly taxes. Business.org teamed up with CPA Logan Allec of MoneyDoneRight.com to delve...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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Four of the five finalists for the NRG Cosia Carbon XPRIZE competition gathered at the Integrated Test Center (ITC) in Gillette. It's the first time the...
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Posted on Mar 15, 2019
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SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse, Nursery and Landscaping celebrates 40 years of service this year. In addition to that celebration, the business also earned the honor...
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Posted on Apr 26, 2019
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It is no secret that Wyoming’s economy is heavily reliant on the energy and natural resources sector.  In fact, the primary forces behind the economy...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2019
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When choosing a location for a business, access to reliable, low cost energy is a primary consideration. Affordable power reduces operating expenses from the start....
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Posted on Jun 04, 2019
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One of the best lessons in life is learning the satisfaction in doing something for yourself and enjoying the rewards. It’s a lesson Guernsey-Sunrise Food...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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Eon NRG has secured the necessary state and federal approvals required to drill its first oil exploration well in the prolific Powder River Basin in...
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Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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There are a number of things that small business owners have to be concerned about these days; cybersecurity, social media marketing, finding employees, competing with...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2019
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The State Loan and Investment Board granted Campbell County $1.5 million for renovations and upgrades to the CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facility in Gillette. Read full article. 
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Posted on Mar 04, 2019
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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Gillette College a $1 million grant to upgrade technology for some of the college's programs. This is...
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Posted on Apr 23, 2019
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Gillette College To Offer Bachelors Of Applied Science Ryan Lewallen | Outliers NewsPOSTED ON APRIL 5, 2019        Share On Facebook Tweet It         If all goes according to plan, Gillette...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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The mayor of the coal capital of Wyoming offered pointed criticism of the Legislature earlier this month, saying lawmakers need to focus on finding solutions...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2019
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For Immediate Release The Wyoming Council for Women is pleased to partner with the Wyoming Women’s Foundation in announcing June 10 is Wyoming’s Equal Pay Day....
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has requested that $21 million be added to the supplemental budget to launch coal-based generation technology, protect wildlife and state...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2019
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Girls Go CyberStart Provides Opportunities for High School Girls to Explore Careers in Cybersecurity, and Cyber FastTrack Accelerates Cybersecurity Opportunities for All Wyoming College Students CHEYENNE,...
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Posted on Apr 12, 2019
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Laura Baker and Patrick Wolfinbarger have been to many cybersecurity symposiums, conferences and workshops around the country and noticed they all seemed to employ a...
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Posted on Apr 05, 2019
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Farmers in Wyoming and Nebraska affected by an irrigation tunnel collapse are losing hope their crops will be salvageable. Over 100,000 acres (40,000 hectares) of crops...
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Posted on Aug 21, 2019
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Impartial observers like the late Gov. Ed Herschler would point at Lander as the “worst hit” town in the state during the 1980s Wyoming depression....
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Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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Wyoming has a new and unique tool for enhancing its broadband coverage in rural areas: an interactive map that shows the results of internet-speed tests and broadband...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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State lawmakers voted earlier this year to legalize industrial hemp in Wyoming. But many details must be sorted out before hemp becomes the newest cash...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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The WIA has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL), GreenOre Clean Tech LLC and Columbia University to...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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SHERIDAN — Jessica Garrelts’ love of food and desire to connect with people through a carefully crafted meal began as a child in her Italian...
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Posted on Apr 22, 2019
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In Upton, Wyoming we are celebrating the 2019 Economic Development Week, which is May 6 through the 11th. This is a week to celebrate the...
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Posted on May 06, 2019
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The State Loan and Investment Board approved a $3.2 million grant and loan project to the Sheridan Economic and Education Development Authority joint powers board to...
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Posted on Mar 06, 2019
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The U.S. state of Wyoming is taking the lead in matters of cryptocurrency and blockchain with the introduction of a bill that explains the legal standing of...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2019
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Leadership from the Minerals, Business & Economic Development Committee announced plans to update and modernize oil and gas regulations. They plan to work with the...
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Posted on Mar 18, 2019
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The Laramie Main Street Alliance (LMSA) wants to know what transformation locals want to see downtown in coming years. The organization circulated a survey seeking input on...
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Posted on Mar 11, 2019
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Owners of several small business across the valley convened at the La Junta Golf Club Tuesday evening for a luncheon hosted by the National Federal...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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We get it. Main Street Program directors are passionate, hardworking and incredibly driven to improve your communities; and you're also tired. You'd like to shop...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2019
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A statewide education group introduced a program Thursday that will help adult students in Wyoming learn skills that lead to secure employment. The program will be...
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Posted on Jun 25, 2019
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With a $33 billion cash and stock deal, Chevron’s planned acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum will create a new super major oil firm, with uncertain impacts...
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Posted on Apr 16, 2019
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The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce made passenger rail in 2016 a core priority to alleviate traffic throughout I25. Dale Steenbergen, President/CEO joined the Colorado...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2019
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The state released its first quarter report on Tuesday, showing Wyoming is still in the midst of a modest economic recovery. But the positive news came...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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The public is invited to review Wyoming's 2019 Action Plan during a webinar beginning at 11 a.m. on June 11. The action plan is a document...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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Pilot plant testing will decide fate of RER Bear Lodge Project Rare Element Resources (RER) has announced it will spend the first nine months of 2019...
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Posted on May 01, 2019
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High school students from around the state competed in a Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition at Sheridan College. Over 200 students took part in...
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Posted on Apr 15, 2019
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The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) in Sheridan, a business and economic development program of the University of Wyoming, has launched the kickoff of its...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2019
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SHERIDAN — A proud Wyoming transplant since 1992, Amy Albrecht serves as the executive director of the Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College....
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Posted on Apr 24, 2019
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The Wyoming State Broadband Advisory Council is seeking applications for an empty council seat. Interested parties should email a letter of interest and a list of...
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Posted on Aug 09, 2019
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The Campbell County Commissioner meeting was interrupted today by Gov. Mark Gordon, who came to Gillette today at 1:30 p.m., along with the heads of...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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The State of Wyoming is seeking input on its annual action plan, a document provided to the federal government spelling out how the state plans...
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Posted on May 09, 2019
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Working in the fast-paced technical environment, and recognizing the critical role of telehealth, education and mobile broadband to diversifying the state’s economy, Wyoming updated its...
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Posted on Jul 10, 2019
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If every public high school in Virginia offered college admission tests free, the supply of graduating seniors who could compete for entry to major universities...
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Posted on Jun 27, 2019
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It's a frigid, blustery January day in Guernsey, Wyoming. As snow flurries whip through the air, a helmet-clad man climbs into a bucket lift, hoisting himself...
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Posted on Feb 13, 2019
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It's a frigid, blustery January day in Guernsey, Wyoming. As snow flurries whip through the air, a helmet-clad man climbs into a bucket lift, hoisting himself...
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Posted on Feb 27, 2019
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By 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services was swamped. The line of computers facing the front windows were completely full as...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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How Shifting Enrollment Trends Are Changing Business Education. For business schools around the country, business is anything but usual. Since fewer Americans are willing to drop...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2019
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For business schools around the country, business is anything but usual. Since fewer Americans are willing to drop out of a strong economy to earn...
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Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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As the second-largest industry in the state, it’s no surprise that tourism is big business in Wyoming. During 2018, Wyoming welcomed more than 8.9 million...
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Posted on May 09, 2019
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Today’s rural America is a complex tapestry of communities reliant upon different segments of the economy, with different demographic and socioeconomic profiles, and facing different...
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Posted on Apr 08, 2019
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Recently, Gov. Mark Gordon met with Endow and requested that their 20-year strategy be changed into actionable items. One of the five strategies outlined is...
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Posted on Jul 01, 2019
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Trusted Business Insights presents the Latest Study on United States (USA) Trona Market 2019-2025. The report contains market predictions related to market size, revenue, production,...
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Posted on Aug 12, 2019
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THE SPECIAL MEETING of the Town Council of Upton, Wyoming was held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Upton City Hall...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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High School students Emma East and Aidan Coberly washing the Gazette's windows. Members of the Upton FCCLA Chapter have been busy this summer raising money...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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Upton, Wyoming has a history of getting things done. Just ask local residents who came together to turn the site of a closed bentonite plant...
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Posted on May 20, 2019
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A University of Wyoming program that has helped find solutions to natural resource challenges is being retooled to work with Wyoming communities in an effort...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2019
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Budding entrepreneurs across Wyoming will have access to experienced mentors through a new network being launched by the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) and the University...
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Posted on Jul 11, 2019
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Sixteen innovative businesses -- that range from a company that works like the Indeed job site for graduate students to find opportunities at universities to...
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Posted on May 16, 2019
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Wyoming’s per capita personal income ranked 9th in the U.S. Wyoming’s per capita personal income of $60,095 in 2018 earned the state a national ranking of...
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Posted on Apr 16, 2019
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By Gazette Reporter Brittany Trandahl To begin the 2019- 2020 calendar discussion during the Weston County School District #7 (WCSD #7) Board of Trustees meeting on...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2019
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After a six-month long national search process, the Board is pleased to announce that they are completing contract negotiations and expect to have a signed...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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If you’re an avid American cyclist, odds are you’ve harbored this dream: a sea-to-shining-sea cross-country bike trek, the sort of epic journey Jerry Cowden took...
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Posted on May 11, 2019
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Blockchain and cryptocurrency have dominated headlines, raised the blood pressure of thousands of investors and beset many industries with equal parts anticipation and fear. Erin Moore,...
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Posted on Mar 08, 2019
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A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance...
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Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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The Wyoming State Capitol will reopen to the public Wednesday after a four-year, $300 million renovation project. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Sunday the building suffered...
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Posted on Jul 09, 2019
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Warning bells are ringing across Wyoming’s Powder River Basin that the largest producing coal region of the country is in big trouble. One of the largest...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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LUSK – Lusk Herald has printed articles about what hasn’t or can’t be done in relation to local telecommunications. An open meeting was held to discuss what...
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Posted on Mar 22, 2019
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Thanks to an increase in revenue, the amount of money spent per student for public elementary-secondary education increased 3.2 percent to $11,762 for all 50...
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Posted on May 28, 2019
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Wyoming Main Street, a program of the Wyoming Business Council, is launching a Made on Main pilot program aimed at placing small manufacturers and producers...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2019
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Wyoming is best known for its picturesque views and towering mountain ranges, but if Randy Scott has his way, it’ll become famous for something else: rare...
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Posted on Jul 11, 2019
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Some Wyoming businesses are starting to introduce their products into the market of Taiwan, thanks in part to assistance from the Wyoming Business Council. The Council is...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2019
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One of the leading digital marketing experts in the nation will offer advice to Wyoming entrepreneurs about the latest online search engine trends. Eric Spellman will...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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The Wyoming Business Council paused its state-funded Kickstart: Wyoming program last week for review and improvement following a six-month trial period. Kickstart, launched late last year,...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) moved to begin the formal rulemaking process for Chapter 29 on Teacher Evaluation at its May meet- ing...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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From Jan. 21 to Jan. 25, 2019, the State of Wyoming-Asia Pacific Trade Office Director, Chester Chu, took a whirlwind tour of Wyoming. He visited a ranch...
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Posted on Mar 01, 2019
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A statewide effort to boost internet speeds has a new interactive tool and offers the opportunity for users to get involved and help the cause. Wyoming...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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While the Wyoming legislature was busy fighting about private schools, the budget and a few tax issues, it also passed legislation that continues to make...
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Posted on Apr 17, 2019
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SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Ag and Natural Resources Committee will host its second annual Sheridan County Youth Business Ventures Competition. This year, the...
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Posted on Apr 29, 2019
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Google is bringing an economic growth initiative to some Wyoming cities and towns, including Casper. “Today, Google announced that it is coming to cities and towns...
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Posted on Aug 09, 2019
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