The 2014 Wyoming Forum kicked off yesterday with a discussion of Wyoming’s tech scene between Governor Matt Mead and two prominent California entrepreneurs. One big topic was whether the Cheyenne-Laramie area or Jackson was the most promising for growth.
Cheyenne has seen big data center investments by the likes of Microsoft and Greenhouse Data recently. But during the discussion Bay area executives Aneel Bhusri and John Hurley both pointed out that Jackson attracts many wealthy investors as well as young people. Governor Matt Mead said Jackson needs to be a big part of any discussion on Wyoming’s tech scene.
“I went to my first technology conference in Jackson this summer partly because we do have a lot of people who have first or second homes in Jackson with connections to Silicon Valley. So rather than ignore that or shun that I think we need to take advantage.”
Boosri even suggested that the University could consider opening an extension school in Jackson.