Newsletter: New school infuses Wyoming workforce with tech-trained employees


The State of Wyoming's Economic Development Agency   l   April 4, 2017


New school infuses Wyoming workforce
with tech-trained employees


Array students and professors gathered around a low table on the fourth floor of the Paramount building in downtown Cheyenne on a recent sunny spring morning.

“Good news, everybody, we have two more job openings out there, and they want you guys to apply,” said Eric Trowbridge, founder and headmaster of Array, School of Technology and Design.

Students nodded their heads and a few flashed small grins. The mood matched the warm light flooding the room from the expansive windows of the 110-year-old brick building.

None of the seven classmates had any computer coding or web design skills when they started in October. One worked on the rails servicing the coal industry. Some sought to escape a cycle of low-wage jobs with little chance of advancement. Now, here they were in March, two weeks before graduation, and four of their number were hired to high-salary careers. Businesses’ requests for resumes continued to roll in.

“Our number one mission is to put these students back into the Wyoming workforce,” Trowbridge said. “Governor Matt Mead has spoken extensively about bringing the technology industry to Wyoming, and we’re playing our part.”

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Wyoming featured in April issue
of United Airlines magazine


Wyoming and its place in the global economy is the focus of a special section in the April issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines.

The magazine’s multiple-page supplement, titled “Dossier: Wyoming,” will be in every seat pocket of every United domestic and international flight for the month of April. 

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Business Council provides disaster relief to sugar beet growers


The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors voted unanimously on March 30 to support the 60 families with ownership stake in Wyoming Sugar, an agricultural cooperative in the Big Horn Basin.

The state’s economic development agency will provide up to $5,675,650 in loans to provide relief in the wake of a weather-related disaster for area sugar beet growers.

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State elected officials consider final approval of Business Council projects


The State Loan and Investment Board will review five Wyoming Business Council, Business Ready Community (BRC) grants during its April 6 meeting in Cheyenne.

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Fact sheets explain regulations for diversifying Wyoming agricultural operations


Some of the most popular ways agricultural producers are diversifying their operations include meat processing and ranch recreation.

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Business Council board welcomes new members, elects 2017 officers


Gov. Matt Mead appointed Kim DeVore, Ronald Kensey and Jerry Blann to serve on the board. They replace outgoing board members Lynne Michelena, Tom Scott and Jim Espy, whose terms expired March 1.

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April 6
State Loan and Investment Board Meeting, Cheyenne

April 11
SBIR/STTR Phase l Proposal Preparation Workshop, Riverton

April 12
Teton County Roundtable, Jackson

April 14
Goshen County Roundtable, Torrington

April 20
Cybersecurity Symposium, Cheyenne

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The Wyoming Business Council’s quarterly board of directors meeting on March 9 in Casper included a presentation and discussion about air service in Wyoming and the state of rural aeronautics nationally.

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