Economic Development

Highway Transportation

Interstate 80 is a transcontinental highway running from California to New York.  It runs through the southern part of Wyoming, linking the east to the west.  I-80 runs through Albany and Laramie Counties in southeast Wyoming.

Interstate 25 is the main north–south expressway through Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.   I-25 runs through Laramie and Platte Counties in southeast Wyoming.

U.S. Highway 85 is a north-south highway that runs from El Paso Texas through North Dakota and into Canada.  US Hwy 85 runs through Laramie and Goshen Counties in southeast Wyoming.

U.S. Route 26 is a major cross-state state highway from Oregon through Nebraska.  Much of Route 26 follows the path of the historic Oregon Trail.  It runs through Goshen and Platte Counties in southeast Wyoming.

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Government Resources

Cheyenne LEADs
 
Goshen County Economic Development
 
Platte County Economic Development
 
Laramie Economic Development
 
Wyoming Entrepreneur (Small Business Development Center) The organization is composed of three centers that provide free or low cost services:  The Small Business Development Center provides management consulting services and sponsors educational programs, GRO-Biz assists businesses in selling their products or services to the government, and the Market Research Center provides data and statistics on a variety of areas.  Click here for more information.
 
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Some of the services include free counseling and information on starting a business and financial assistance for new and existing businesses.  Click here for more information.
 
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
It is comprised of four divisions: Business Training & Outreach, Employment Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Office of the Director.  Click here for more information.
 
Manufacturing Works
 It also offers customized solutions to improve a business's profitability and performance.  Click here for more information.
 
Wyoming Women’s Business Center
The Wyoming Women's Business Center offers Wyoming's current and prospective women business owners assistance including access to business counseling, training, technical assistance and networking opportunities. Click here for more information.
 
Laramie County Community College (LCCC) Workforce & Professional Development Center
Laramie County Community College partners with hundreds of businesses and organizations in order to identify gaps in the workforce, create programs that will alleviate these gaps and then provide training to bring employees and employers up to speed.  They specialize in customized workforce and professional development. Classes are scheduled specifically for your organization, or participants may join one of the many open-enrollment classes. Click here for more information.
 
Eastern Wyoming College Workforce Development Center
Eastern Wyoming College and the Workforce Development Center can deliver economical training programs to enhance your personal development or improve your company’s workforce.
  • Work with you to deliver convenient, high-value solutions that fit your needs.
  • Provide value-added learning opportunities that enhance economic development.
  • Create partnerships with individuals, and businesses, and industries for lifelong learning.
  • Serve as the educational partner for your organization.

Click here for more information.

University of Wyoming Research Products Center
The Wyoming Research Products Center (RPC) was launched as a collaborative effort between the University of Wyoming Research Office and the Wyoming Business Council. The RPC is the technology transfer office for the University of Wyoming. The RPC also has an outreach mission to assist any Wyoming entrepreneur or inventor across the state. They will work closely and supportively with Wyoming citizens and companies to help them identify, protect and commercialize their intellectual property. Click here for more information.

Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative (WSSI)
The Mission of the WSSI is to assist all qualified Wyoming small businesses and individuals in accessing the funding opportunities provided by the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.  These programs provide more than $2 billion annually in R&D grants and contracts to qualified small businesses.  Click here for more information.


Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC)

The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) was created for the development of a technology-oriented business incubator in a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility on the campus of the University of Wyoming.  The business incubator provides space, access to shared services and business and management advice for early stage high growth companies. The program is designed to help the clients grow their companies larger and faster than they would otherwise, and to increase the ability of the entrepreneurs to grow and manage their own businesses.  Click here for more information.


Wyoming Business Council

Cities and Towns
The following cities and towns in the District have websites to give you more information about each.

  Albin (307) 246-3386
  Burns (307) 547-2206
  Cheyenne http://www.cheyennecity.org
  Chugwater http://www.chugwater.com
  Ft. Laramie (307) 837-2711
  Glendo http://www.glendowy.com
  Guernsey http://www.townofguernseywy.us
  Hartville http://www.hartvillewyoming.com
  LaGrange http://www.lagrangewyo.com
  Laramie http://www.ci.laramie.wy.us
  Lingle http://www.townoflingle.org
  Pine Bluffs http://pinebluffs.org
  Rock River town.rock-river.wy.us
  Torrington http://www.city-of-torrington.org
  Wheatland http://wheatlandtown.com
  Yoder (307) 532-4304

Airports

Laramie Regional Airport
555 General Brees Road, Laramie, WY 82070  Contact:  (307) 742-4164, skinner@laramieairport.com

Camp Guernsey Airport
Guernsey, Wyoming  Contact:  (307) 836-7832

Sky Harbor Airport
3913 Evans Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming  Contact:  (307) 634-4417

Torrington Municipal Airport
Torrington, Wyoming  Contact:  (307) 532-8551 (Two miles east of Torrington)

Phifer Airfield
Wheatland, Wyoming (One mile east of Wheatland)

Skyview Airpark
3655 Piper Lane, Cheyenne, Wyoming  Contact:  (307) 632-8382 (Fifteen miles east of Cheyenne)

Thomas Memorial Airport
307-735-2053 (2 miles west of Glendo)

Pine Bluffs Municipal Airport
307-245-9257 (5 miles west of Pine Bluffs)


Climate

Southeast Wyoming Averages, includes the cities of Cheyenne, Laramie, Torrington and Wheatland

Average high for the summer months (May through September) - 77.25
Average low for the summer months (May through September)  - 45.85
Average high for the winter months (November through March) -  42.6
Average low for the winter months (November through March)  - 17.3 
Average yearly precipitation – 13.38 inches


Permitting

The Business Permitting Assistance Office provides one-stop permitting and licensing information for existing Wyoming businesses and businesses wanting to relocate to the state.

For more information contact:

Paul Howard, Business Permit Program Manager
214 W. 15th Street
Cheyenne, WY   82001
Phone:  307.777.2843
Fax:  307.777.2838

More information on permitting can be found at http://www.wyomingbusiness.org/program/business-permitting/2833.


Taxes

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