Economic Diversity Topic of Public Meetings
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 28, 2017
In an effort to open up Wyoming to broader based economic growth, the executive council of a statewide initiative is traveling the state to gather information from local communities.
The Executive Council of ENDOW, which stands for Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming, has been touring businesses and workforce training programs in Park County this week, and held a public meeting yesterday in Cody to discuss the northwest region of the state’s particular barriers to economic diversity, as well as discover the assets that are already in place that would encourage new opportunities.
Vice Chair Bill Schilling points out that it’s important to broaden Wyoming’s economic base to provide jobs for the next generation of Wyoming residents.
Amy Quick, newly appointed Northwest Regional Director for the Wyoming Business Council, says that this conversation is an opportunity for business owners and community leaders to share their perspective.
The public meetings will continue today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with today’s focus being on new and emerging industries and identification of potential business development as well as identifying existing workforce strengths and deficiencies.