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Economic Development Week FAQ

Monday, April 30, 2018

The International Economic Development Council is promoting National Economic Development Week May 7th - 11th. This is an exciting opportunity to share information about what...
ENDOW Brings Communities Together

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

There is a lot of exciting activity happening in Wyoming, including the launch of Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW). With a renewed focus...
Education Possibilities for Economic Development

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Kayla McDonald, Business Development Manager for Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition, wanted to increase her knowledge of economic development and community building. With a growing population...
WEDA Member Success Story

Monday, July 31, 2017

Goshen County. Big Land. Open Opportunity. In 2015, Goshen County decided to embark on a new target market study to assist in economic development efforts. With...
WEDA 2017 Request for Qualifications

Monday, July 10, 2017

WEDA is seeking proposals from individuals or organizations for services related to increasing WEDA’s presence in the State, while managing activities and programs of the...
Gov. Mead Announces 20-Year Economic Strategy

Monday, January 02, 2017

Gov. Mead announces 20-year economic strategy By Tom Dixon, Senior Communications Specialist Gov. Matt Mead likes to joke the two historical certainties in every Wyoming governor’s annual...
Atlas Carbon Seeking Expansion Money

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Energy Capital Economic Development assisted Atlas Carbon in seeking a $25 million loan from the Wyoming Business Council and State Treasurers Office Large Loan Fund. Atlas Carbon...
Goshen County Economic Development Efforts Merge

Friday, September 16, 2016

Goshen County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) and Goshen County Chamber of Commerce are in the beginning stages of combining forces. This proposal will provide an...
Milestone Achieved for Clean Power

Friday, September 02, 2016

Western Resource Advocates entered into a new agreement with Xcel Energy, the solar industry, consumer advocates, and state and local agencies that could pave the way...
Wyoming Unemployment Rate Unchanged in July

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Research & Planning News Release featuring employment data for June 2016 is now available on the Internet via http://doe.state.wy.us/LMI/news.htm   The Research & Planning section of...
Fixing the STEM Worker Shortage

Monday, August 08, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine If you ask any manager at a technical company, "What is the hardest thing to find?" the answer you are most likely...
The New West

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Wyoming has made substantial investments in education, workforce and infrastructure within the last year, and businesses are taking note. In August 2015,...
Manufacturing Continues Growth

Sunday, May 01, 2016

If you build it, they will come. This hopeful phrase has been part of the driving force behind manufacturing, technology and business parks around the...
Something's Brewing in Wyoming

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Across the United States, people are raising their glasses and building an industry based on quality craft beverages. Wyoming is no exception. The number of...
Economic Development Takes Center Stage

Sunday, May 01, 2016

This summer, Sheridan hosted the Wyoming Theater Festival. Talent from across the country came to develop plays and perform them in front of the community...
Broadband is Vital to Growth

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Economic development agencies have spent recent decades developing infrastructure needed to attract companies to their area. Site selectors routinely eliminate an area due to inadequate...
Growing the Economy

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The Cowboy State may be known for its agricultural heritage, but today’s farms and ranches are constantly innovating. Food production looks markedly different than it...
Marines Adopt Magpul GEN M3 Window PMAG

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Magpul Industries announced today that after years of US Government testing of various commercial magazines and multiple versions of the USGI aluminum magazines, the United...
How *Not* To Do Economic Development

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Posted by Alan Mallach   Camden is one of the most distressed cities in the United States, and if any city needs state help to build its...
Torrington Eastside Industrial Park Now a Certified Site

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Torrington East Side Industrial Park recently underwent a two-year examination of every conceivable environmental, infrastructure and zoning consideration. The result is Wyoming’s second business...
David Street Plaza Project Moves Forward

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The David Street Plaza project has awarded the contract for phase one as well as a  a half-million dollar grant for phase two in October. Phase...
Breakthrough 307 Formed to Encourage Entrepreneurs

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Two successful Wyoming entrepreneurs have formed an organization to assist potential new businesses start and thrive. Charles Walsh and Jared Stack created Breakthrough 307 this summer. Charles Walsh...
Goshen County Receives BRE Grant

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Goshen County Economic Development Corporation was able to secure a USDA RBDG (Rural Business Development Grant) to provide training, technical assistance, and professional services for...
Casper Receives Grant for Sewer Infrastructure Project

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Casper's Economic Development Joint Powers Board (EDJPB) was awarded a Wyoming Business Council business committed grant, in conjunction with Nalco FabTech, to put in 3.6 miles of sewer along...
JOCO First Rolls Out New Campaign

Monday, October 10, 2016

JOCO First has rolled out a workforce/people attraction campaign in partnership with Flood Marketing from Sheridan. The effort is based at www.herdandscenewy.com. The campaign includes quality of...
Grants Available from Laura Jane Musser Fund

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Laura Jane Musser Fund will be accepting proposals for their Rural Initiative grant round. Program planning grants up to $5,000 and Program implementation grants...
Wyoming IT Department Wins National Award

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Wyoming Department of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) was recognized by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO). Wyoming received an award in...
Wyoming Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.5% in August 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Research & Planning News Release featuring employment data for August 2016 is now available on the Internet via http://doe.state.wy.us/LMI/news.htm   The Research & Planning section of the...
What is Strategic Marketing and Why Does it Matter?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Contributed by Jim Walton, CEO, Brand Acceleration, Inc. As a marketing communications practitioner of more than thirty years, I’ve become frustrated by the number of professional...
Digital Economic Development Forum

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Digital technologies are changing the way economic development is done...how are EDOs leveraging technology to engage with prospects, compete online, and ultimately do more with...