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An organization has been formed to address the ongoing housing problems in Cody. The Cody Housing Network and its volunteer board of directors will tackle various issues such as low-income housing, seasonal workforce housing, available inventory of housing and first-time homebuying. James Klessens, Forward Cody CEO and president, discussed housing and the newly formed group…

Years of planning and vision will culminate in January 2021 opening – and that’s when @theSquare begins to come into its own. @theSquare, created by Forward Cody, has spent the last few months transforming the space in the lobby of the Bank of the West building (1130 Sheridan Avenue) into a new coworking space for…

Forward Cody has received a $2.2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration for the construction of Wyoming’s first USDA-inspected slaughter facility in over four decades. The new 12,000 square foot facility will allow Wyoming Legacy Meats to process 75 head of beef per day and add an additional 50 jobs to the region over…

Almost a year to the day since the groundbreaking, the date for the ribbon cutting at Gunwerks has been set. Gunwerk’s new 44,000 square foot, $6 million dollar facility is materially finished, minus some final modifications. Local contractor Sletten Construction has led the year-long effort to build the firearms manufacturing facility which has been funded…

Cody Labs. CertainTeed. Several large-scale employers have shut their doors and left dozens of quality Cody workers without jobs. Is there any solace to soothe our fears? Absolutely. Despite the closure of these major employers in Cody, the overall unemployment rate in Cody has been low for several years. While this is usually something that…

There might be a Christmas present you can give to Cody – Bring ‘em Back Home. That’s the name of the new effort Forward Cody plans to pursue in 2020. The prosperity and success of Cody depends on everyone in our community, including those who may not be living here today. James Klessens, CEO of…

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…


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