Cheyenne Fundraiser To Exceed Goal

Cheyenne, WY – It appears an effort to raise money for a new business park in Cheyenne will exceed its' goal. The Progress and Prosperity Two campaign runs until the end of the month, but Co-chair Mark Zaback says they already have gone over their $2.8 million objective. The success comes despite some bad economic development news for Cheyenne recently. Owens-Illinois chose a Colorado town over Cheyenne and Trilegiant plans to take 300 jobs away from the community. Zaback believes those setbacks may actually have helped and made the will of the community even stronger. He says if the campaign started earlier, maybe Owens-Illinois would have selected Cheyenne. Zaback says one of the problems was the city didn't have available land with rail access for the bottle-making plant.