WEDA Members Building Wyoming’s Food Economy
14 Sep 2023
WEDA members know that Wyoming is home to strong agricultural heritage. The Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA) supports the food economy as a major contributor to the state’s economy.
The Food Economy builds a strong foundation for the future. WEDA supports initiatives that will help it grow.
With vast open spaces and fertile soil, Wyoming is the ideal place to grow crops and raise livestock. Our state is also home to many food processing plants, like Tyson in Riverton, and the Dairy Farmers of America in Douglas. The food and agricultural sector accounts for approximately 13% of the state’s total economic output and supports over 50,000 jobs, or 10% of the state’s total employment.
WEDA provides its members with plenty of opportunities to learn about economic development around the state. You can learn more about the Food Economy and many other important topics at this year’s Wyoming Working Together Conference, Sept. 20-22. Learn more about how you can become a WEDA member and attend the conference.