business http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Microsoft Plans Expansion For Cheyenne Data Center http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/microsoft-plans-expansion-cheyenne-data-center <p>Microsoft plans to expand its data center operations in Wyoming. Microsoft opened a data center outside of Cheyenne last year…and this spring plans to grow it with a $274 million addition. Governor Matt Mead met the news with excitement. He says he’s made growing the Wyoming technology sector a priority and sees the expansion as a good sign.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:53:54 +0000 Irina Zhorov 57414 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Microsoft Plans Expansion For Cheyenne Data Center Conservative Group Predicts Strong Economic Growth For Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conservative-group-predicts-strong-economic-growth-wyoming <p>Wyoming is one of the easiest places in the country to make money. That’s according to a report by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative advocacy nonprofit.</p><p>The report ranks states based on things like labor and tax policies. Report author Jonathan Williams says those factors can help predict job creation and other forms of economic growth.</p><p>“We find that … states that value competitiveness, lower taxes, and reasonable regulations are the states that are growing today,” Williams said.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:54:51 +0000 Willow Belden 56848 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Conservative Group Predicts Strong Economic Growth For Wyoming Senate Passes Heavily Amended Loan Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-passes-heavily-amended-loan-bill <p>The Wyoming Senate has voted 26 to 4 to approve a bill that will help recruit a company to Cody and establish a loan program to recruit other large businesses.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Roughly $25 million in state loans will be used to help the Lannett Company expand a lab in Cody, but in an effort to avoid violating a constitutional provision against benefiting a single entity, the Senate broadened the bill with a series of amendments.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>This concerned Lander Republican Cale Case, who opposed the bill.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:47:57 +0000 Bob Beck 54558 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Passes Heavily Amended Loan Bill New Institute Runs Business Boot Camp For Entrepreneurs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-institute-runs-business-boot-camp-entrepreneurs <p>We've all heard stories about businesses that start in a garage or on the back of a cocktail napkin. But it takes a lot more than a great idea and some elbow grease to build a business from scratch. So a new Jackson program, called the Start-Up Institute, is running a business boot camp for entrepreneurs. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington has more.&nbsp;</p><p>REBECCA HUNTINGTON: This is what you might consider finals for sixteen students completing Jackson's first-ever Start-Up Institute.</p><p>KELLIE HOTEMA: I'm too tired to be nervous.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:13:49 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 51633 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Institute Runs Business Boot Camp For Entrepreneurs Mead: Wyoming businesses doing well http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-wyoming-businesses-doing-well <p>Governor Matt Mead says Wyoming is seeing growth and success among businesses in the state.</p><p></p><p>During the governor’s business forum in Cheyenne he noted that Wyoming ranks high in a number of pro-business categories and that leads to growth in a variety of business sectors.&nbsp; He says it will only get better.</p><p>“We have a great future ahead of us,” Mead said.&nbsp;“And it is not because we do everything right every day, it is because a common commitment and love for Wyoming and a care for the citizens and families in Wyoming to do everything as well as possible.”</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:51:40 +0000 Bob Beck 50159 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead: Wyoming businesses doing well 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 Nate Ver Burg on instigating revolutionary change in businesses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nate-ver-burg-instigating-revolutionary-change-businesses <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Nate Ver Burg, founder of Elevated Ideas, has an uncanny ability to see things differently.&nbsp; He uses this talent to instigate revolutionary change in business by forcing companies and industries to shatter their established mindsets.&nbsp; Nate&rsquo;s prescient perspective is equally influential in both business and personal experiences.&nbsp; He lives and works in Jackson Hole.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:59:35 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 47740 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Nate Ver Burg on instigating revolutionary change in businesses Getting to know Ruth Ann Petroff, Wyoming House Representative and successful business woman http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/getting-know-ruth-ann-petroff-wyoming-house-representative-and-successful-business-woman <p>Ruth Ann moved to Jackson, Wyoming to start her own business in 1988.&nbsp; Since then, she has owned two successful businesses and has become involved in Wyoming politics.&nbsp; Learn about her journey to Jackson and her desire to serve as a Wyoming Representative.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:13:29 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 46412 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Getting to know Ruth Ann Petroff, Wyoming House Representative and successful business woman Laramie businesses benefit from Jubilee Days http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-businesses-benefit-jubilee-days <p>Once again, the annual Rodeo event Jubilee Days has come to Laramie and merchants hope it will bring a surge in tourism.&nbsp; Laramie Chamber of Commerce Vice President Josie Davies says that Jubilee Days brings a diversity of tourists to for the week’s events that includes a rodeo, a carnival, and downtown events.&nbsp; Those events do lead to some street closures. Davies says that while some are concerned, she says that all businesses benefit from Jubilee Days.</p><p></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:39:29 +0000 Melodie Edwards 43389 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie businesses benefit from Jubilee Days Uranium industry growth has challenges http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uranium-industry-growth-has-challenges <p>Many people hope that Wyoming&rsquo;s uranium industry will become much more active, as interest in nuclear energy grows.&nbsp;</p><p>University of Wyoming Ag Economist Tex Taylor says there is a lot of potential for increased employment and tax revenue for the state.&nbsp; But Wyoming Senator Eli Bebout, who chairs the Senate Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee, says new and smaller companies are often stymied by the state and federal permitting process and other regulatory hurdles.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:49:38 +0000 Bob Beck 25603 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Uranium industry growth has challenges Maxfield warns of Business identity theft http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/maxfield-warns-business-identity-theft <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is joining a nationwide effort to warn business owners about what is known as business identity theft.&nbsp;</p><p>Maxfield says thieves have been able to take on the identity of a business by taking over businesses that are either recently dissolved or about to be dissolved.&nbsp; He says thieves get the company reinstated and then change key information so that they have control of the business.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:37:03 +0000 Bob Beck 22723 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Maxfield warns of Business identity theft