Attend the WEDA Fall Conference this September

Monday, July 03, 2017

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 Main Streets to host Wyoming Working Together. Collaborating with community stakeholders is critical for the economic development of Wyoming and we are learning about bringing businesses, communities and workforce together to increase Wyoming’s prosperity.

This is a unique opportunity for anyone working on, or interested in, the economic development of our great state. Wyoming is made of up of hard working people with a drive to succeed, so by working together, we can achieve even greater success for our individual communities and for our state as a whole.

Meet Some of Our Speakers

Shawn Reese, Wyoming Business Council

Mr. Reese is the CEO of the Wyoming Business Council and will be joining us to talk about the current vision of the Business Council and how it is working with the Governor’s Office and partners across the state to grow and develop the state.  

Amy Beechy of Project Matters, LLC

The Business of Growing Small Business, Overcoming Barriers and Reaping Rewards

Ms. Beechy will be presenting information on how to realistically grow small businesses in your community, providing tangible tools that can produce results.

Joe Raso of Blane Canada, Ltd.

Business Retention and Expansion

Mr. Raso, an industry leader in economic development, works with communities to support development professionals in their endeavors to expand the region through active business recruitment, expansion and retention.

Noelle Reed, Advanced Industries Manager, Wyoming Business Council

Economic Development 101

Ms. Reed will be presenting information on the building blocks of economic development along with the basic economic development principals that every community should implement. Having a strong understanding of economic development helps all of us better understand how we can help our communities and state grow.  

Tom Miller, Thomas P. Miller and Associates and Emily DeRocco, E3

Linking Economic and Workforce Development

Gain the tools necessary to develop, attract and retain the skilled talent necessary to compete and grow. Workforce development efforts go hand in hand with economic development and this session gives communities the tools to excel in both.

Shelli Johnson

Epic Leadership Lessons Learned in the Field

Ms. Johnson has worked with more than 130 leaders across the United States and shares the lessons learned throughout organizations and industries nationwide. These best practices can be applied to make you a better and more effective leader.

Conference Events

In addition to hosting a variety of speakers who can provide information and tips for how to further develop our local and regional economy, several events will take place at this year’s conference, including –

  • Golf Tournament

  • WEDA Mentoring Program

  • Downtown Reception

  • Speakers

  • Awards Dinner

  • Bowling

There will be additional outings that you can participate in along with several networking opportunities.

Event Details

This WEDA 2017 Fall Conference will be held September 21st and 22nd at:

Hilton Garden Inn

2229 Grand Ave.

Laramie, WY

You can get more details or register by emailing WEDA at Watch for registration information on our website at

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