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Three Wyoming Companies Receive 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor: from Wyoming Workforce Services

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion award. From Glenrock, Transmission Distribution Services (TSD Construction) and Short Powerline Service, LLC, both earned the Gold Medallion in the small employer category. Concordant, LLC, of Laramie, earned the Platinum Medallion in the small employer […]

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Wyoming Unemployment Rises to 3.5% in October 2022: from Wyoming Workforce Services

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rose from 3.3% in September to 3.5% in October. Wyoming’s unemployment rate is much lower than its year-ago level of 4.0% and slightly lower than the current U.S. rate of 3.7%. From September to October […]

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Why Your Employees are Quitting – and What You can do About it: Wyoming SBDC Network Biz Tip

Wyoming business owners are struggling to retain staff and one of the most common things I hear when speaking with clients is, “I just can’t afford to increase salaries in this economy, and my workers are leaving.” The underlying assumption is that people are quitting because they don’t feel that they are paid enough. It’s […]

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Wyoming Manufacturing Works Center Brings Supply Chain Support to Manufacturers: from Wyoming Business Council

The University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyo.) – Connecting Wyoming manufacturers and suppliers will soon be a lot easier. The Wyoming Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manufacturing Works, will launch a new program called CONNEX Wyoming Sept. 29 to strengthen the local and domestic manufacturing supply chain. CONNEX Wyoming is a free online manufacturer database and connectivity platform for Wyoming […]

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It Takes Grit To Grow Your Business: Wyoming SBDC Biz Tip

by Jill Kline | Nov 3, 2022 | Biz Tips John from Cheyenne recently sent me a note asking, “How soon can I expect to see some real growth in my new business?”  That’s a good question and one that is on any new business owner’s mind, but it’s one that may have countless responses depending upon a variety of […]

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New grant application finalized and strategic planning efforts continued at Workforce Development Council meeting

November 8, 2022 CASPER - The Wyoming Workforce Development Council approved a policy change regarding use of its discretionary reserves and continued work on updating its strategic plan during its quarterly meeting in Casper last week. The amendment to Policy 1 ensures requests for funding from the Council will flow through a grant application process. […]

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WEDA Names New Executive Director

        Wyoming Economic Development Association has named Sara DiRienzo as its new executive director. In this role, Sara will represent economic development members and organizations from around the state to expand WEDA’s capacity, impact and serve as its lobbyist.   Sara is a Cheyenne native who has 15 years of experience in […]

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Get To Know The Wyoming Community Navigator Program: Biz Tip from Wyoming SBDC Network

by Wyoming SBDC Network | Oct 13, 2022 | Biz Tips The Wyoming Community Navigator Program was created to assist small business owners, especially rural, Veteran, Women and Minority owned business owners, and connect them with available resources and business assistance so they may continue to enrich our communities. While Wyoming has many tremendous opportunities for small business owners, navigating […]

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How to Prepare Your Retail Business for the Holidays: Biz Tip from Wyoming SBDC Network

by Audie Cunningham | Oct 20, 2022 | Biz Tips If you’re anything like me, the holidays often sneak up on you.  If you are a busy entrepreneur, this may be particularly true for you too. No matter what time of year you’re reading this post – there’s absolutely something you can be doing to prepare your retail business for […]

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Celebrate Wyoming Manufacturing Companies During Manufacturing Month: from WEDA

18 OCT 2022 The Wyoming Economic Developers Association (WEDA) encourages members to celebrate Manufacturing Month this October by publicly thanking and celebrating the manufacturing companies that call Wyoming home. These companies provide meaningful employment opportunities, employing 3.62% of the workforce and accounting for 5.39% of the total output in the state - $2.18 billion in 2019. With […]

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This project was developed by the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and funded through a Cooperative Agreement with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) funds appropriated by Congress through the CARES Act to assist businesses in recovering from the negative effects of COVID-19. SBDC appreciates ongoing support from the SBA, The Wyoming Business Council, and the University of Wyoming.