Forward Cody Sees A Bright Future | Big Horn Basin Media

Forward Cody Sees A Bright Future

Written by on December 3, 2019

Cody’s business had its ups and downs in 2019 but the prognosis for the future is very positive.

James Klessens, CEO of Forward Cody, presented a retrospective on the year for Cody’s business at the Cody Club meeting yesterday. The elephant in the room was the closure of Cody Labs, resulting in 135 lost jobs and $130 million in investment. Klessens acknowledges that this was a blow to the community, but the influx of interest from new businesses and industries has replaced his sorrow with a palpable buzz of excitement.

7 former employees of Cody Labs have stayed in Cody and founded BTCP – a pharmaceutical wholesaler specializing in rarer drugs not carried by most pharmacies. They’re already leasing space and looking to grow. Forward Cody has handled 9 company relocation requests in the past 2 months alone, from companies specializing in hemp processing, carbon fiber, and firearms.

Why Cody? Because of the availability of buildings and a readily available workforce, lots of opportunities for growth, and a friendlier and more cost-effective business climate.

Klessens is hopeful that a boom may be coming to Cody, and everyone has something to gain from these exciting prospects.

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