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CHEYENNE – Before Wyoming can achieve its long-sought-after goal of diversifying its economy, it must first overcome a variety of barriers. 

As part of the ENDOW Initiative Executive Council’s first meetings Thursday and Friday at Laramie County Community College, the group identified a number of those potential impediments to growth. It also assigned comm...

March 31, 2017

Travel just few miles west of bustling Cheyenne, Wyoming, a you’ll find yourself in big-sky country. Tall-grass plains line the highway, snow-packed peaks pierce the sky, and round-edged granite formations jut out of the ground. But in this bucolic scene sits an alien building: a blocky, almost pre-fab structure with a white rotunda, speckled with dozens...

February 10, 2017

It’s time, again, for government leaders to take a hard look at its efforts to diversify the business and industry that provide jobs in Wyoming.

This is nothing new. We’ve been forced into this economic scrutiny many times before, yet it seems like we often end up behind the curve.

Gov. Matt Mead has laid out a 20-year strategy for promoting economic divers...

A bill authorizing Gov. Matt Mead’s ENDOW economic diversification initiative continues to move through the Wyoming Legislature, advancing out of a House committee Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Mead’s office is soliciting public feedback on the proposal, as well as nominations for who should help lead the initiative.

ENDOW, which stands for Economically Needed Dive...

Governor Matt Mead has initiated an effort to develop a twenty-year comprehensive and coordinated economic diversification strategy known as ENDOW -- “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming.” The goals are to encourage the expansion and diversification of Wyoming’s existing energy and industrial sectors, stimulate new and emerging industries, c...

Wyo. Gov. Matthew H. Mead’s creation of the Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming initiative has received support from members of the Wyoming Economic Development Association. The 145-member strong association represents local economic developers across the state of Wyoming.

The ENDOW initiative (SF132) was created to develop a comprehensive ap...

January 31, 2017

The Wyoming Senate is debating a bill that could lead to a long awaited 20 year plan to diversify Wyoming’s economy. The bill sets up the Economically Needed Diversity Options For Wyoming Council, or ENDOW Council.

Senate President Eli Bebout said it’s difficult to get legislators to think long term, but he thinks the current economic climate will help.

"I...

January 31, 2017

They say necessity is the mother of invention.

That could explain the recent-but-belated effort, first proposed in November by Gov. Matt Mead, to establish the ENDOW Initiative, short for “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming.”

The initiative would coordinate statewide efforts to expand and diversify Wyoming’s economy, according to a Nov. 16 ne...

Gov. Matt Mead likes to joke the two historical certainties in every Wyoming governor’s annual State of the State speech are the phrases “good morning” and “economic diversity.”

The methods of breaking Wyoming’s dependence on natural resource extraction have varied in the last half century, he explained, but each plan had a key flaw.

“We continue to look in...

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Citing the need for a comprehensive approach to diversify the Wyoming economy, Governor Matt Mead announced today that he is creating the ENDOW initiative. The initiative will coordinate and expand ongoing efforts across the state, as well as produce measurable results expanding the Wyoming economy. He made the announcement during the Gov...

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