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As the market for fossil fuels changes, Wyoming is quickly positioning itself to embrace and capitalize on a decarbonized economy. In 2021, Gov. Mark Gordon unveiled a state target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 through an “all-of-the-above” energy mix. This means simultaneously supporting existing extraction industries like oil and gas while also dedicating time, resources and energy to find new opportunities in energies like nuclear, hydrogen and carbon capture. “Wyoming has it all: the best wind, solar, gas, coal, nuclear and the ability to store 50 years’ worth of our nation’s total carbon emissions,” said Gordon in a press release. “Innovation, not regulation, is our way forward to give our nation the energy it requires and simultaneously solve the world’s climate concerns.”

"Fossil fuels are an important part of our state's energy mix and a vital component of any effort to successfully address reasonable climate goals. With innovation, they will continue to be part of our portfolio for the foreseeable future. We must continue to invest in better, cleaner technologies using coal and coal-to-products. Communities like Kemmerer, Rock Springs and Gillette have grown up because of coal. Workers and their families continue to thrive because our nation needs coal. Our opportunity for a viable economic future depends on our ability to innovate across the energy horizon.”
Mark Gordon


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No corporate or personal state income tax. No inventory, franchise, occupation or value-added taxes.

Manufacturing Sales Tax Exemption: Offers a tax exemption on the sale or lease of machinery or sale of power or fuel used in the manufacturing process or processing of agricultural products.

Business Ready Community Infrastructure Program: Offers financing in grants or low-interest loans for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development.

Data Center Incentives: Offers cost reduction grants of up to $2.25 million to reimburse utility expenses for up to three years. Also offers sales tax exemption on data center equipment and exemption from Industrial Sitting.

Financial Technology and Medical Digital Innovation Sandboxes: The Wyoming Secretary of State and the Wyoming Banking Commissioner have the authority to waive specific statutes or rules to allow for the testing of innovative financial products or services. The Medical Digital Innovation Sandbox is under the Wyoming Department of Health.


Wyoming Business Council

Cheyenne LEADS

Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce

Advance Casper


The new Wyoming Venture Capital (WYVC) fund launched in April 2023. WYVC is designed to support the innovation and growth needs of entrepreneurs across the state through equity financing for Wyoming high-growth companies with an eye toward an exit in the future. The fund was created with $58.4 million from the U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative.


  • Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle is currently working on a new manufacturing plant in Cheyenne that will create up to 200 jobs when completed in 2024.
  • Kel-Tec CNC Industries announced in July 2022 an expansion of its operations and up to 30 new jobs in Rock Springs.
  • CarbonCapture announced Project Bison in September 2022 to develop and deploy direct air capture machines to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it underground.
  • Plenty Unlimited announced in February 2023 an expansion of its R&D facilities in Laramie. The project will create 200 new jobs.
  • Australia-based Phoslock Environmental Technologies announced in April 2023 the relocation of a manufacturing plant from China to Casper. The project will create up to 25 jobs.


  • Kennon Products
  • Maven Outdoor Equipment Company
  • Microsoft
  • ExxonMobil
  • Emit Technologies

Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.