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Spotlight: IEDC's National Economic Development Week Celebrations:


The Wyoming Economic Development Association encouraged economic developers to grab orange "That's WY" flags and plant them at local businesses and projects that have benefited from economic development ...


Wyoming makes rush for hyped new tech, results still virtual:


Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state's effort to lure the latest tech ...


Wyoming cities seek ability to impose new taxes :


A legislative panel will continue to study the idea of giving local municipalities in Wyoming the ability to impose new, voter-approved taxes to replace the funding they now receive from the state. The ...


As West Coast shuns coal, states like Wyoming will face difficult choices:


If Oregon, Washington and California ditch coal, it may leave Wyoming's largest utility, and its customers, holding a bag they don't want to carry, officials told lawmakers Monday. Wyoming is the largest ...


Sweetwater commissioners grant permit for state's first large solar generator:


The Sweetwater County Commission has granted Sweetwater Solar LLC a conditional-use permit to construct, operate and decommission an 80-megawatt solar photovoltaic electric generation facility approximately ...


Wyoming air service plan moves forward:


The Wyoming Air Service Improvement Council agreed Wednesday to prioritize affordability, codeshare options and proven reliability when negotiating with a statewide commercial airline. The council, ...


Wyoming Business Council, ag industry look to add value to beef, expand markets:


Recently passed legislation calls for the Wyoming Business Council to work with the agriculture industry, and in consultation with the ENDOW Executive Council, on a strategy to build USDA-inspected ...


Whitney Benefits donation part of broad Wyoming economic diversity effort :


The $11.369 million donation last week by Whitney Benefits to support local education plays into a larger, ongoing effort by public and private organizations across the state to have more educated people ...


ENDOW To Host Fremont County Tours And Executive Council Meeting - 5/9-11 - Riverton, WY:


Statewide Initiative Hosts Meetings on May 10-11 in Riverton Cheyenne, Wyo. - The ENDOW Executive Council, which stands for Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming, will host a public ...


More Adults With Degrees Transform Economy:


Less than half of adults in Wyoming have completed education beyond high school, but Governor Matt Mead says for the sake of Wyoming's economy that must change. In fact, his first executive order ...


As Yellowstone fills up, tourists could be urged to visit elsewhere:


How do you ease the growing congestion in Yellowstone National Park? Perhaps by encouraging the millions of annual tourists to visit Cody, Bighorn Canyon and other areas outside the park. Park County ...


Wyoming's ENDOW focuses on foundation first, building second:


Last year, Gov. Matt Mead asked me to do a difficult thing -- join the Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming https://www.endowyo.biz/ initiative executive council. He charged the council ...


University of Wyoming board 'swept' more than $100 million from various campus accounts:


The University of Wyoming's board of trustees swept as much as $140 million that was under the control of various departments and units across campus into its own series of accounts last year, a move ...


Airport, aviation company in talks to build Cheyenne flight school :


A Brush, Colo.-based flight training business is in talks with Cheyenne Regional Airport officials about the possibility of leasing space for the development of a private aviation college. NorthEast ...


Area 59 Maker Space to foster innovation for Gillette, Wyoming entrepreneurs:


Area 59 http://www.sheridan.edu/about/facilities/gillette/area-59/ is pretty empty right now. The maker space's director, Ian Scott, is the only person in it and aside from his office, several tables, ...


Editorial board: Blockchain could be a boon for Wyoming:


We have not often tipped our hat to the Wyoming Legislature, but the following the 2018 budget session that concluded in February. There is one block of legislation and its swift acceptance by lawmakers ...


First of its kind greenhouse offers fresh produce and jobs for the disabled in Jackson Hole, Wyoming:


Montana and Wyoming are well known for agriculture, but a new method of farming being utilized in Jackson Hole is one of the firsts of its kind in the world. The idea for Vertical Harvest first blossomed ...


Kawasaki and Japan may invest up to $9 million researching coal in Wyoming:


Wyoming's romance with Japan over coal appears to be paying off as the state announced Tuesday that the Japan Coal Energy Center and Kawasaki Heavy Industries plan to spend $9 million in grant funding ...


ENDOW's missing piece - People do not come to Wyoming to look at oil and gas wells. :


On New Year's Eve, the executive council of Governor Mead's Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming committee released its first report on its deliberations. Early last year, the governor assembled ...


Diversifying Wyoming's Economy Through Aerospace:


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) tells ...


Wyoming ENDOW Community Engagement Survey:


The ENDOW Executive Council is asking for your participation in this strategic process and requests your candid feedback and thoughtful guidance to help shape Wyoming's future. Make your voice heard ...


Cheyenne, Wyoming ranked one of best small cities in nation for starting a business:


Cheyenne was named the fifth-best small city in the nation to start a business by a personal finance website, validating what local leaders say has been a concerted effort to improve the economic climate ...


In rural Wyoming, economic diversification is more of a challenge:


When the recent population figures for Wyoming were released earlier this spring, they showed a dramatic drop -- more than 8,000 people had left the state in total during the energy bust that began two ...


Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan kicks off crowdfunding program intended to help startups:


A Casper company became the first example of how a new program could help small and medium-sized Wyoming businesses access capital and grow. Wyoming Invests Now - or WIN https://www.createwyoming.com/ ...


The Casper Star-Tribune editorial board has agreed upon a set of overarching goals that will guide our philosophy for the year to come. :


Second, we believe that in order for Wyoming to flourish, the state must diversify its economy and adjust its tax structure in order to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels and foster positive growth ...


Wyoming economy expanding despite losses, experts say:


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 to a monthly economic snapshot. A number ...


Cowpokes GenCyber Camp Tackles Cybersecurity and Diversity for Wyoming K-12 teachers and students in grades 7-12:


As the importance of computer science comes into sharper focus for many in the Cowboy State, students and teachers will have the opportunity to get hands-on cybersecurity experience at the first ever ...


Rock Springs, Wyoming named winner of 2018 Great American Main Street Award:


Rock Springs Main Street has been named the winner of the National Main Street Center's 2018 Great American Main Street Award. The award, which was presented today at the 2018 Main Street Now Conference ...


Wyoming Business Council April 2018 Newsletter:


In this issue: Students vie for $50,000 in seed money for business ventures Rock Springs named winner of Great American Main Street Award Business Council offers energy efficiency grants Wyoming ...


Wyoming state-run air service moves forward, framed as essential to economic diversification:


Of all the ideas to diversify -- some say save -- Wyoming's economy, more reliable air service is hardly the most exciting. That distinction likely goes to the plan for making Wyoming a "cryptocurrency" ...

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