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Regional Report: The Mountain States Garner Accolades for Business Expansion

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2016)
Their economies are faring well, but the Mountain States continue to keep themselves busy building new industries and supporting existing employers. More

Regional Report: Mountain Region States Highlighting Innovation and Pioneer Industries

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2015)
States in the mountain region are pulling out the stops to attract advanced technology companies. Nowhere is this more true than in Nevada, where Tesla is building its gigafactory, which will be the world’s largest and most advanced battery factory. More

Energy-Rich States Growing U.S. Economy, Shifting Global Balance

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q3 2014)
States with plentiful energy resources exhibited the fastest rates of economic growth last year; nationwide growth in energy-related jobs was more than twice the national average of overall job growth. More

Wyoming Direct Financial Incentives 2014

Area Development Research Desk (Q1 2014)
Wyoming's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. More

Regional Report: Mountain States’ Economies Striving to Reach New Heights

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2014)
The Mountain States are posting positive news on the jobs and business location and expansion front. More

Leading Locations for 2013: The Mountain Region MSAs

Area Development Special Presentation (July 2013)
A mixture of modern and emerging sectors — including aerospace, biotech, information technology, and financial services — has driven the economies of the Mountain States’ (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming). More

Markets Matter in the Data Center Location Decision

Thomas Traugott, Senior Vice President, Cassidy Turley (Q2 / Spring 2013)
An understanding of the data center marketplace and its supply/demand dynamics will help both site selectors and their attractors move beyond the checklist and find the right fit. More

Regional Review: FDI Adds to Vitality of the Mountain States

Dan Calabrese (Location USA / April 2013)
The Mountain States’ economies were driven over the past 12 months by a mixture of modern and emerging sectors, including information technology, and old standbys like dairy. At the same time, foreign investment came from a variety of sources to add to the vitality of the region. More

WYOMING at a glance

POPULATION: 576,412 (2012 Census estimate)

LABOR FORCE: 316,155 (2013)


TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES: Mining, tourism, transportation, agriculture

EXPANDING INDUSTRIES: Renewable energy, natural resources and mining, construction, wholesale trade, transportation, warehousing, utilities, data and information

COLLEGE GRADUATES: (Age 25 and over) 23.6%

Corporate Tax: No state income tax; no inventory tax; no franchise tax; no gross sales tax

Sales and Use Tax: 4 percent statewide retail sales tax; an additional 3 percent may be added on the local level.

Property Tax: Creates a tax system that provides a level system for all types of business. Based on a de-facto assessment classification, commercial and other real and personal property is assessed at 9.5 percent of market value; industrial plants assessed at 11.5 percent of current value. Mill levy rates vary among local jurisdictions but average 70 mills.

Business Ready Communities Grant and Loan Program

Work force training grants

Wyoming Partnership Challenge Loan Program

Industrial Development Revenue Bonds

Sales tax exemption for data center equipment

Sales tax exemption on manufacturing exemption

Sales tax exemption on electricity used in manufacturing

Data Center Cost Reduction Grant Program

WyoRECs Renewable Energy Credits Discount Program

Wyoming Small Business Investment Credit Program

Principal Manufacturing industries

  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Chemical Products
  • Petroleum & Coal Products
  • Food
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Products
  • Machinery
  • Wood Products
  • Plastics & Rubber Products
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Printing & Related Activities
  • Furniture and Related Products
  • Other Manufacturing Industries