Newsletter: Community amenities a priority in 2018


The State of Wyoming's Economic Development Agency   l   January 9, 2018

Community amenities 
a priority in 2018


Trey Sherwood, Laramie Main Street Alliance Executive Director, speaks at the June 2017 Empress Lot groundbreaking ceremony in downtown Laramie. Big Hollow Food Cooperative will move into the building with offices or lofts upstairs. The building will clean up a vacant lot downtown and will create 12 jobs.

When the Wyoming Business Council started in 1998, economic developers in the state focused on recruiting outside businesses by touting Wyoming’s low taxes and light regulation.

It wasn’t enough.

Companies wanted land with infrastructure like water, gas, electricity, roads and internet access. Two decades ago, Wyoming communities didn’t have enough of those ready-to-build sites available.

The Wyoming Legislature sought to fill that need in 2003 with the Business Ready Community grant and loan program.




Wyo companies eyeing international markets encouraged to register for export program

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. // READ STORY


State board to consider WBC projects

The State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) will consider five Business Ready Community (BRC) grant and loan projects during its 8 a.m. meeting on Jan. 18 in Room 1699 of the Herschler Building in Cheyenne. // READ STORY


Workshop focuses on downtown development

Registration is open for downtown advocates in Wyoming to attend the Best Practices Workshop, a two-day event hosted by Wyoming Main Street and leading into the National Main Street Center Conference.  // READ STORY


January 18
State Loan and Investment Board Meeting, Cheyenne

February 21-22
GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo, Rock Springs

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