More Money Going to Communities

Laramie, Wy – Communities across the state are in line to get millions more dollars for business and infrastructure development. The board of the Business Council approved spending 13 million dollars on various projects across the state that either directly help existing companies or could attract new business to Wyoming.
Shawn Reese works for the Business Council. He says one of the winning projects is in Jackson, it would cost 800 thousand dollars and help the high tech company Square One expand and hopefully hire eight more people, with salaries above $60,000 per year.
The grant money is part of a program called Business Ready Communities. Since it began a few years ago the state has spent 53 million dollars on more than 50 projects. Some lawmakers have criticized a few of the projects like the funding of a water park and a driving range.