Economic Development

State Board Awards $4.1 Million To Communities For Development
The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved seven Business Ready Community grants and one loan request totaling $4.1 million on Thursday, according to a news release from the Wyoming Business Council. The SLIB fully funded five requests, partially funded one request, asked for more informat…
Commission Holds Public Hearing For Economic Strategy Grant Request
The Natrona County Commission will hold a public hearing about a grant request for an economic development strategy at its meeting at the old courthouse at 5:30 p.m. today, according to its agenda. The commission will support submitting an application for the $50,000 grant from the Wyoming Business …
City Council Holds Public Hearing On Subdivision Annexation
City Council will receive comments from the public about the proposed annexation of nearly four acres on Casper’s east side, according to its agenda for its meeting in city hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The land’s owner, Kevin Kalies, applied for the annexation of the property located north …
County Commission Considers Fire Ban, Shooting Range Lease
The Natrona County Commission will consider placing fire restrictions because of impending drought and rising fire danger, according to a resolution on its agenda for Tuesday’s meeting in the old courthouse at 5:30 p.m. Effective Tuesday, open burning on all private, county, and state and fed…
Big Week Ahead for the Wyoming Legislature [AUDIO]
The Wyoming legislature will consider some contentious issues this week. The lottery bill will be considered by the full Senate this week and many predict any vote on that bill will be close.The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider two gun bills on Wednesday morning.One of the gun bil…
Casper Considers Convention Center Proposals
Proposals for a new convention center for Casper are being considered this week.  Casper City Council got four respondents to a request for proposal that went out in April. Of those, Mayor Paul Bertoglio says they’re interested in two. Both respondents, he says, have local ties and stron…
Despite Traffic Woes Health Center Site Plan Approved
The site plan for a new building for the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming was approved Tuesday evening, but not until City Council got an ear full on traffic woes in the area. Listen here: Some Casper east side residents don’t like the traffic that comes with growth.  A new loc…
Natural Grocers Comes To Casper
14,000 square feet of Natural Grocer opens in Casper next month; Organic produce, foods with no artificial ingredients, grass fed beef, and lots of other stuff for the health conscious. Nancy Flynn for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage out of Denver says their market research indicated Casper was u…
Proposals Sought For Midsized Conference Center
A midsized conference center for the city of Casper has captured the imagination of city council. A facility larger than the Parkway Plaza, but smaller than the Events Center is what they have in mind as they call for letters of proposal from anyone interested participating in its development. …