Economy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Economic Outlook For Wyoming Shows Moderate Growth http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/economic-outlook-wyoming-shows-moderate-growth <p>The June edition of <em>Wyoming Insight</em>, published by the Economic Analysis Division, shows positive growth in a number of areas across the state.&nbsp; The report tracks economic conditions in Wyoming.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State economist Jim Robinson is the author of the report.&nbsp; He says the revenue outlook for the state is consistent across both energy and business indexes.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:31:22 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 60755 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Economic Outlook For Wyoming Shows Moderate Growth Casper business owners to vote on Downtown Development Authority http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/casper-business-owners-vote-downtown-development-authority <p></p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:21:44 +0000 Jordan Harper 48958 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Casper business owners to vote on Downtown Development Authority UW Pharmacy School prepares graduates to be gainfully employed in an unsteady economy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-pharmacy-school-prepares-graduates-be-gainfully-employed-unsteady-economy <p>In this time of job insecurity <em>and</em> a changing medical landscape, the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy Education is graduating dozens of doctoral students who – for the most part – can count on a securing a good-paying job once they get their degree, if not before. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez reports.<br /><br />(phone rings, “Thank you for calling Walgreens…”)</p><p>REBECCA MARTINEZ: Sarah Pence is a pharmacist at Walgreens in Laramie. She says her store fills hundreds of medications on a daily basis, and there’s a lot she loves about her job.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:34:27 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 47256 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Pharmacy School prepares graduates to be gainfully employed in an unsteady economy UW Trustees request $13M for pay raises http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-trustees-request-13m-pay-raises <p></p><p></p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:50:10 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44404 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Trustees request $13M for pay raises WSGS study lists potentially abundant rare earth deposits http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wsgs-study-lists-potentially-abundant-rare-earth-deposits <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; line-height: normal;">The Wyoming State Geological Survey has released a study showing an abundance of rare earth metals in rock samples from across the state.</span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:58:49 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 41792 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WSGS study lists potentially abundant rare earth deposits Sportsmen petition to protect Wyoming Range from oil and gas production http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sportsmen-petition-protect-wyoming-range-oil-and-gas-production <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than two dozen outdoor advocacy groups wrote the US Forest Service this week, asking it to remove almost 45,000 acres-worth of land in the Wyoming Range from consideration for oil and gas leases.</span></p><p></p><p>The organizations, including Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, said the land comprises vital habitat for mule deer, moose and cutthroat trout.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:43:22 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 41555 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sportsmen petition to protect Wyoming Range from oil and gas production Wyoming’s job market slows after boom http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-job-market-slows-after-boom <p></p><p></p><p>Wyoming’s economy is slowing down. That’s according to numbers from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.</p><p>In the second quarter of 2012, job growth was up, especially in the construction sector. Employment increased in 18 Wyoming counties. At almost 1,700 new jobs, Natrona County led the state.</p><p>But Department Senior Economist David Bullard says the numbers for the third quarter of 2012 will show a different picture…</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:50:32 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36716 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s job market slows after boom Poll Shows Most Wyomingites Are Conservationists http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/poll-shows-most-wyomingites-are-conservationists <p>A poll conducted by Colorado College reveals that 73% of Wyoming voters think of themselves as conservationists.&nbsp;Program coordinator Brendan Boepple says polled residents also&nbsp;believe that public lands support the state’s economy and that they should not be sold to alleviate deficits.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 01:27:27 +0000 Sara Hossaini 36439 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Poll Shows Most Wyomingites Are Conservationists Drought, hay shortage mean tough economic times for Wyoming ag industry http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/drought-hay-shortage-mean-tough-economic-times-wyoming-ag-industry <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture says this year’s hay crop will be the worst in decades, because of the drought. Hay is already in short supply, and prices have spiked. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports that the hay shortage is forcing ranchers to make tough choices and could have a lingering economic impact on the state’s ag industry.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:57:51 +0000 Willow Belden 29454 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Drought, hay shortage mean tough economic times for Wyoming ag industry Wyoming’s economy is not all bad http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-economy-not-all-bad <p>A lot has been said about falling gas prices in the state and how that is hurting the state budget.&nbsp; But a quick look at the most recent economic numbers shows that the Wyoming economy may be better than you think.&nbsp; Jim Robinson is a senior economist with Wyoming&rsquo;s Division of Economic Analysis.&nbsp; This is the last month of the fiscal year and he tells Bob Beck that things look good.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 18:49:51 +0000 Bob Beck 24961 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Take away natural gas prices and Wyoming's economy looks good http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/take-away-natural-gas-prices-and-wyomings-economy-looks-good <p>Despite concern about the Wyoming economy, a new report from the state economic analysis division actually shows that things have greatly improved in the last year.&nbsp; Jim Robinson, a Senior Economist with the division, notes that sales tax numbers are up about 12 percent from a year ago; oil and gas jobs have increased and despite lower than expected gas prices, rig counts are virtually the same as 2011.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:41:24 +0000 Bob Beck 24872 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Take away natural gas prices and Wyoming's economy looks good ALEC gives Wyoming high marks http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/alec-gives-wyoming-high-marks <p>The American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC has given Wyoming high marks for its economic policies.&nbsp; The state was ranked number one for its economic performance over the last ten years,and ALEC ranks Wyoming as having the forth best economic outlook.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The group&rsquo;s Jonathon Williams says some of the reason for this is obviously due to Wyoming&rsquo;s energy industry.&nbsp; But he credits the state for having the initiative to utilize itsresourceseffectively.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:18:21 +0000 Bob Beck 23126 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org ALEC gives Wyoming high marks Lubnau Says Wyoming Will Have To Think Globally http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lubnau-says-wyoming-will-have-think-globally <p>The Majority Floor Leader of the Wyoming House of Representatives says that for the first time, lawmakers will need to think about the world around them when they vote on energy issues.&nbsp;</p><p>Gillette Republican Tom&nbsp;Lubnau says that markets are suddenly available for Wyoming energy and technology is a big part of this.&nbsp;</p><p>Lubnau says he was pleased Governor Mead mentioned thinking beyond our borders in his state of the state message, because he believes that needs to be a focus.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:15:44 +0000 Bob Beck 19526 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lubnau Says Wyoming Will Have To Think Globally