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Touropia cites Cody’s charm, cost of living, and excellent schools as its rationale for naming Cody as the best place to make a living in Wyoming. The travel and tourism website Touropia published its list of the “12 Best Cities in Wyoming to Live and Visit” on April 19, 2022. Rather than focus on each…

Governor Gordon presents a solution to get BOOTS on the ground and online for workers and businesses to empower Wyoming’s workforce. As part of his ongoing focus on education and workforce development, Governor Mark Gordon has launched a new dashboard that provides tools for job seekers, businesses, and educators. The BOOTS dashboard (Business occupational outlook…

The Cody Country Chamber of Commerce is offering training for local teenagers to get them ready for another summer of high demand for seasonal workers. Summer 2021 was a double-edged sword in Cody. What was possibly the busiest summer in recent memory was sullied by businesses struggling to stay open due to a lack of…

Employment numbers in Wyoming are slowly returning to pre-pandemic levels, as the downward trend in unemployment from 2021 continued into 2022. This year started right when it came to jobs. The steady decline in unemployment began in 2021 continued into the first month of 2022. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of…

With winter around the corner, W.Y.D.O.T. is looking for dozens of operators to keep Wyoming roads free of snow – but there’s not much interest in these jobs. Snow removal on Wyoming highways is one of the most important tasks for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. But now, they’re dealing with low supply and –…

The first signs of winter are coming from Sleeping Giant, with nearly half a million dollars of improvements and new jobs leading to a snowy, successful winter. After an active summer,  the Sleeping Giant Ski Area is already awake and ready for winter. Returning from the edge of oblivion, work is being done to ensure…

A new analysis shows Wyoming benefits from and depends upon the nation’s multi-billion-dollar outdoor recreation industry for G.D.P. and employees. Outdoor recreation continues to be an economic powerhouse in Wyoming and across the United States. Now, after years of growing profits and participation, the COVID-19 pandemic put everything into overdrive as citizens sought solace in…

Cody’s local leaders are doing everything they can to keep business doors open, as Cody Mayor Matt Hall points out factors that have led to the ongoing problem. There are multiple factors causing Cody businesses to be short-staffed or close their doors to accommodate their current workforce. Restaurants like Dairy Queen and Zapata’s and hotels…

When it comes to small business, Wyoming might lead the way in quality and opportunity – but it definitely leads the way in dependency. The United States is highly dependent on small businesses. Collectively, they account for 64% of net private-sector jobs created since 2005 and employ around 60 million Americans – that’s nearly half…

A new study reveals Wyoming might be a new Valhalla for millennials. The career-based website Zippia ranked all 50 states to determine the best and worst states for the generation, based on four factors: Millennial Unemployment Rate, Average Student Loan Debt, Millennial Home Ownership and the Percent of Millennials Living in Poverty. The list was…


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