#14 Wyoming


#1 in Taxation and Regulation

#21 in Workforce Quality

#14 in Living Environment

Right to Work?

Regional Profile – Southwest

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
California
9
9
9
9
Colorado
3
6
7
2
Idaho
5
2
2
1
Montana
6
5
4
4
Nevada
1
3
6
8
Oregon
8
8
8
7
Utah
4
4
1
3
Washington
7
7
3
5
Wyoming
2
1
5
6

Key Industries

Clean Tech, Data Center, Firearms, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mining

Key Companies

Cloud Peak Energy

Great Lakes Aviation

United Bankshares

Uranerz Energy Corp.

U.S. Energy Corp.

Advantages

There is no corporate income or gross receipts tax in Wyoming.

Cheyenne is emerging as a data center hub.

Challenges

A long-planned $400 million rail line that would haul coal from a mine near the Wyoming-Montana border was derailed by the federal government.

Key Contacts

Business Council

Shawn Reese, Chief Executive Officer
307-777-2862
214 West 15th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0240

shawn.reese@wyo.gov
http://www.wyomingbusiness.org/

CEO Comments

“Utah and Wyoming chose not to expand Medicaid and they have the highest rates of suicide in the country.”

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