Business Council Sends Money to Three Communities

Cheyenne, Wy – Shoshoni, Riverton, and Washakie County are in line to be the latest recipients of money from the Business Ready Communities program. The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors signed off on the three projects today. The State Loan and Investment Board votes on them Monday. Riverton would get one-point-five million dollars for construction of a new building for the Brunton Company, a manufacturer that employs 79 people currently. Without the new building, Brunton would need to relocate. Business Council Board Member Dick McGinity says Shoshoni's project is to build an access road that would serve a mushroom plant. That would get 380-thousand in state money. Another road to be built north of Worland would link seven businesses to US Highway 20, and that would receive 395-thousand dollars from the state.