Economic Gateway http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com Upton Economic Development Board News RSS Feed Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:15:47 -0700 en-us Colorado’s SB 181: Wyoming’s New Economic Stimulus Package? http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20811 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 It is no secret that Wyoming’s economy is heavily reliant on the energy and natural resources sector.  In fact, the primary forces behind the economy of the Cowboy State are mineral extract... WCSD #7 Approves Alternative Calendar http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20812 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 By Gazette Reporter Brittany Trandahl To begin the 2019- 2020 calendar discussion during the Weston County School District #7 (WCSD #7) Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, April 11, Superintende... Wyoming State Hunting Championships is June 8 in Upton http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20813 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 No high school state championship embodies more of the spirit of the West than the Wyoming State Youth Hunter Education Challenge. The 12th annual Wyoming State Youth Hunter Education Challenge wil... One of Wyoming's largest oil companies just sold. Now what? http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20803 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 With a $33 billion cash and stock deal, Chevron’s planned acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum will create a new super major oil firm, with uncertain impacts in Wyoming, where Anadarko represents o... WBR Business Briefs April http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20804 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Wyoming’s per capita personal income ranked 9th in the U.S. Wyoming’s per capita personal income of $60,095 in 2018 earned the state a national ranking of ninth, based on estimates rele... UW’s Pickett Receives Hollon Family Award http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20805 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 A Casper-based pillar of the University of Wyoming School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies (SPPAIS) who helped pioneer the use of the web-conference tool Zoom to deliver courses h... Broadband Advisory Council keeps focus on expansion http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20795 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Broadband Advisory Council decided to keep the scope of its mission focused on broadband expansion, and declined to include issues like telehealth and educational opportunities in its broa... Passenger Rail From Cheyenne Through The Front Range http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20796 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce made passenger rail in 2016 a core priority to alleviate traffic throughout I25. Dale Steenbergen, President/CEO joined the Colorado Rail Commission as an ex-o... Rothfuss taking larger role in blockchain committee http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20755 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Legislature passed eight new bills regarding blockchain technology in February, and the state’s blockchain task force is expected to stay busy this interim with more legislation. ... University of Wyoming student entrepreneurs vie for $50,000 in startup funds http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20756 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Five University of Wyoming student-led teams will compete later this month for a $50,000 prize to help jump-start their business ideas. The budding businessmen and women will compete April 18 in th... Judge rules against BNSF on Washington coal terminal http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20736 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 A federal judge has backed Washington state and environmentalists in a fight against a West Coast terminal that would have shipped U.S. coal to Asia, Kallanish Energy reports. On Monday, ... Governor Mark Gordon signs blockchain bill http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20728 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 The Special Electric Utility Agreements statute (HB 113) has been signed into law by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon. The bill, initiated by Black Hills Energy and sponsored by Representative Dan Zwonit... Lack of regulations, testing options lead to hemp seizures in Evanston http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20729 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 On March 6, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed legislation making hemp possession and production legal within the state, which was welcome news to those who view hemp as an agricultural commodity and a p... Lease sales in Wyoming grow but fall below historic highs http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20730 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 In September, companies spent a jaw-dropping $1 billion at a lease sale in New Mexico for potential oil and gas development along the state's eastern border, where the Permian spills over from Wes... Business Council offers energy efficiency grants http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20711 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Business Council’s State Energy Office will have competitive federal grant funds available for Wyoming local governments, public schools and small businesses seeking to improve their... Visit Upton Businesses on March 29th - National Mom and Pop Business Day http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20624 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 March 29th is National Mom and Pop Business Day in Upton and across America. The hard-working and innovative small business owners of the Upton area contribute to the vibrancy and character of our com... Sikhs Turn To Trucking By The Thousands To Keep The Faith http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20511 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The trucking industry is facing a record shortage of drivers. However, over the last couple of years, one demographic has been gravitating towards the industry by the thousands: Indian-American Sikhs.... Governor Gordon outlines plan for fiscal discipline, economic development & improving Wyoming people’s quality of life in first State of the State http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20510 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon outlined his administration’s priorities for fiscal discipline, economic development, and improving Wyoming people’s quality of life in his State... Governor Gordon asks for $21 million to diversify economy, protect wildlife and ag lands, and help communities http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20509 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has requested that $21 million be added to the supplemental budget to launch coal-based generation technology, protect wildlife and state lands from invasive... Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing Wyoming companies http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20508 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 There is an AI revolution taking place in Wyoming, and it's changing the way Wyoming companies operate. It is being led by research, but a wide swath of the business community can leverage this ev... Entrepreneurship Education at UW Gains New Expert http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20507 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The University of Wyoming’s entrepreneurship efforts have received a boost with the hiring of Patrick Kreiser as the new Rile Chair of Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the College of Business.... Ditch the office -- How shared work spaces are nurturing creativity and innovation http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20506 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 “Work” is changing.   Work the verb – the job we do in return for a paycheck.  And work the noun – the place we go to do that work.  It’s all... Business Council releases annual report http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20505 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The Wyoming Business Council released its annual benchmarks report detailing the state economic development agency’s progress toward diversifying the economy, increasing innovation, im... Wyoming blockchain webinar enthusiastically attended http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20504 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Blockchain and cryptocurrency have dominated headlines, raised the blood pressure of thousands of investors and beset many industries with equal parts anticipation and fear. Erin Moore, CEO of Gann... Wyoming Business Council launches $10,000 placemaking contest http://www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news/?item=20503 www.uptoneconomicdevelopment.com/weston/news Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Wyoming communities are invited to apply by Feb. 22 for a new, two-phase placemaking challenge being held by the Wyoming Business Council.   In phase one, accepted applicants will receive...