Wyoming attracts another gun product business

Jan 3, 2014

Gun magazine manufacturer Magpul Industries is leaving Colorado and moving part of its operation to Cheyenne. 

The company announced that it is leaving Colorado because of the passage of a number of new gun restrictions.  Its production, distribution and shipping operations will move to Cheyenne.  Governor Matt Mead says he and other Wyoming officials started speaking with Magpul a year ago.

“In deciding where to relocate Magpul looked at other states and of course Wyoming came out on top. In part because of our commitment to second amendment rights, in part because we have great low taxes, great workforce, and we are a pro business state.”

It’s the third gun related manufacturer to come to Wyoming in the last year.  Mead says that helps diversify the economy.