Growth in store for Natrona County, study says

Casper, WY – A financial firm predicts Natrona County will add more jobs and see its population grow next year.

Woods and Poole Economics is a Washington D.C.-based financial firm. It predicts that Natrona County will add 720 new jobs in 2010 and see its population grow by 730 people.

The firm predicts Natrona County will emerge from the current recession with an increase of nearly 3 percent in gross regional product.

It says that nearly half the new jobs will be in mining, health and services. The services sector includes recreation, accommodations and food services.

The firm also says it expects that more households will move into higher income brackets.