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The economic and environmental benefits of freight rail transportation should be considered when developing your next facility. Should your new or expanded facility be rail-served? Whether...
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Posted on Apr 30, 2018
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U.S. trade policy should not be viewed as an “us vs. them” pro In today’s on-demand, delivered-to-your-door economy, successful companies can no longer afford to operate...
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Posted on Apr 23, 2018
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UPTON — For the last six years, Paul and Debbie Douglas have been avid motorcyclists, traveling all over the western United States. One thing that’s...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2018
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In 2014, the University of Wyoming created a hard-copy version of a new Wyoming Student Atlas, with more than 10,000 copies distributed to all Wyoming...
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Posted on Apr 16, 2018
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Sheridan County Commissioners voted three to two in favor of rezoning 114 acres of land from agricultural to industrial. It’s the first regulatory step for Ramaco Wyoming...
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Posted on Apr 13, 2018
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Analysts are predicting that crytocurrency and blockchain-related businesses could scoop up billions in business in coming decades, and U.S. states are recognizing the potential economic benefits. Wyoming Makes...
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Posted on Apr 11, 2018
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Microsoft is investing in Wyoming through the establishment of their TechSparks Program. This creates an incredible opportunity for growth and expansion within the technology and...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2018
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Wyoming Main Street escorted a bus jampacked with downtown advocates to the Kansas City, Missouri, area March 21-March 29 for a week of workshops, classes and...
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Posted on Apr 06, 2018
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Wyoming developers have another resource to launch their next project with the arrival of the nonprofit Montana and Idaho Community Development Corporation (Montana and Idaho...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2018
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Community development experts are offering workshops around Wyoming this spring to teach local leaders how to create interesting, well-loved places on a tight budget. The Wyoming...
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Posted on Apr 02, 2018
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead announced today that firearms manufacturer Weatherby, Inc. will be relocating to Sheridan, Wyoming. Weatherby is a family-owned company that...
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Posted on Jan 24, 2018
Category: Awards and Recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2017 The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors considered five Business Ready Community (BRC) grant and loan staff recommendations during its Dec. 7...
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Posted on Dec 14, 2017
Category: Infrastructure

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the Upton Economic...
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Posted on Jun 13, 2017
Category: Wyoming, Weston County, Upton

The Upton Chamber would like to encourage everyone to attend this important meeting in support of our town. Notice is hereby given that the Town of...
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Posted on May 02, 2017
Category: Notice of Public Hearing

An economic downturn is a “perfect time” to start up a business, a state economist said. The 2016 Kauffman Startup Index — a national survey focusing...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2016
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Citing the need for a comprehensive approach to diversify the Wyoming economy, Governor Matt Mead announced today that he is creating the...
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Posted on Dec 26, 2016
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Posted on Dec 21, 2016
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Click here to watch video on Wyoming Women of Influence: http://ow.ly/zqNa306G8XY
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Posted on Dec 19, 2016
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In the largest agriculture-based county in the state, a long-time community effort to build a facility aimed at enhancing Eastern Wyoming College’s agriculture program just...
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Posted on Dec 14, 2016
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CHEYENNE - Wyoming can’t let the challenges of dealing with the latest energy bust diminish efforts to enhance economic diversity, a panel told those attending...
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Posted on Dec 12, 2016
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The Wyoming Business Council is pleased to let you know about some exciting opportunities to assist you in your business goals. The Trade Show Incentive Program has funding...
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Posted on Dec 07, 2016
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The Made in Wyoming Program is a way to identify and showcase great products made in Wyoming. All of the companies call Wyoming home and...
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Posted on Dec 05, 2016
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The first state-level effort to study the benefits and opportunities of bicycle, pedestrian pathways and natural surface trails is underway, and the task force appointed...
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Posted on Nov 04, 2016
Category: Tourism

Nearly 70 years ago, a mathematical physicist from Powell, Wyoming, traveled to Japan to help the country rebuild following the devastating effects of World War...
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Posted on Nov 04, 2016
Category: Economy

Call it a dynasty. Wyoming earned the Tax Foundation’s nod for best business climate in the United States for the fifth year in a row. The independent...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2016
Category: Rankings

The University of Wyoming broke ground Friday on the Engineering Education and Research Building, a new state-of-the-art engineering facility that fosters innovation and collaboration among...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2016
Category: Higher Education

The top 10 states in which to start a small business demonstrated the best startup activity, business survival rate and cost of living, among other...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

Wyoming earned the Tax Foundation’s nod for best business climate in the United States for the fifth year in a row. The independent tax policy research...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

Wyoming companies interested in exporting have new resources available thanks to a $158,000 federal grant recently awarded to the state’s economic development agency.  The Wyoming Business Council will...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
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Gov. Matt Mead doesn’t think there will be more budget cuts prior to the 2017 legislative session, but emphasized Monday the state should reconsider dipping...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
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The University of Wyoming broke ground Friday on the Engineering Education and Research Building, a new state-of-the-art engineering facility that fosters innovation and collaboration among...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Category: Higher Education

The top ten states to start a small business demonstrated the best startup activity, business survival rate and cost of living, among other factors, according...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

The lights flicked off and the crowd roared. World-famous rodeo announcer Boyd Polhamus’ voice ricocheted off the walls. Spotlights arced their way onto a young...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
Category: Tourism

The new year heralded bad news for Janie Wait in 2010. Almost overnight, microfilm production, comprising nearly 60 percent of business at her Casper-based record management...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
Category: Business Development

Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College continue their successful partnership to bring the 7th session of the Start Up Intensive to Jackson, WY in the...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
Category: Workforce Development

Julie Kozlowski has been appointed as interim director of the Wyoming Business Council’s Investment Ready Communities Division. Kozlowski will continue to manage the Business Ready Community...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

Cities and towns across Wyoming have adopted budgets that are diminished, some to levels not seen since 2003, as the toll from the energy downturn...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2016
Category: Economy

Bridge reconstruction and overlay work will move to the eastbound lanes on a 2-mi. (3.2 km) section of I-80 near Pine Bluffs during the 2016...
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Posted on Jun 21, 2016
Category: Infrastructure

With more than 95 percent of the world’s population and 80 percent of the world’s purchasing power outside the United States, future economic growth and...
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Posted on Jun 21, 2016
Category: International Trade

Now is the time to nominate women in business for the fourth-annual Wyoming Women of Influence Awards. Click here for the complete article.
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Posted on Jun 21, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

In a joint announcement today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said that an agreement has been reached to...
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Posted on Jun 21, 2016
Category: Tourism

The Upton Seventh-Day Adventist Church will is marking it's 111th anniversary with a luncheon on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm....
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Posted on Jun 02, 2016
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Wyoming Business Council Chief Executive Officer Shawn Reese has permanently appointed Lisa Johnson as Agribusiness Division director and Heather Tupper as southeast Wyoming regional director. Johnson...
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Posted on Apr 15, 2016
Category: Economic Development

Employers statewide are encouraged to attend the workplace safety and violence training seminars to be held this spring by the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Wyoming...
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Posted on Apr 15, 2016
Category: Workforce Development

University of Wyoming Ph.D. candidates Vinay Ramakrishnaiah and Ye Feng hadn’t thought about becoming entrepreneurs until they followed their noses last October. “There was free pizza...
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Posted on Apr 15, 2016
Category: Entrepreneurship

A Wyoming state board has approved grants totaling more than $10 million for business development projects. The State Loan and Investment Board gave approval to 13...
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Posted on Apr 15, 2016
Category: Business Development

The project that started over a year ago with the idea that the Upton City Park needed new bathrooms took off on Thursday, April 7,...
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Posted on Apr 14, 2016
Category: Recreation

People say print advertising is dying, but pretty regularly we see tourism campaigns that show its continuing power—not surprisingly, as tourism ads always hold that...
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Posted on Mar 30, 2016
Category: Tourism

Trying to figure out where best to spend your golden years? Head to the Cowboy State. Wyoming has topped Bankrate.com’s list of the best places to...
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Posted on Mar 03, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

The Cowboy State has been ranked the best in the west for education quality. Education Week’s Quality Counts 2016 report ranked Wyoming eighth in the...
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Posted on Jan 30, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

Weston County and Wyoming continue to hold steady when it comes to unemployment rates, and both boast averages that are significantly lower than national rates. Wyoming...
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Posted on Nov 05, 2015
Category: Business

The Wyoming Business Alliance is interested in hearing ideas about business and economic growth from residents of all of Wyoming’s 23 counties, and as part...
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Posted on Nov 05, 2015
Category: Business

One day recently, Michelle Schillcox handed out applications to 10 laid-off oil workers. Schillcox is the office manager at Grizzly Excavating and Construction in Casper. She...
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Posted on Nov 05, 2015
Category: Business

BNSF recently received a 2014 Best of The Best award from U.S. Veterans Magazine for being rated one of the top veteran-friendly companies in the...
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Posted on Oct 21, 2014
Category: Recognition

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In Upton, the plains of Wyoming and the beautiful Black Hills meet- right here!  The real beauty of northeast Wyoming and the Black Hills are the people, places and activities you find between world renowned attractions such as Devils Tower and Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park.