Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The median household income in Wyoming is $58,840, and check out our data to give you an inside look at its key industries and job opportunities.
Gillette College plays pivotal role in workforce development
Gillette, WY known as the Energy Capital of the Nation, is rich not only in natural resources, but also in job opportunities.
Wyoming coal’s contribution to America’s energy goals – it is an affordable, abundant and independent source of power – can’t be overstated. Neither can its importance to families and businesses across the state.
Exports by Wyoming businesses totaled $1.4 billion in 2012 and over the past five years exports have grown by more than 30 percent. Wyoming as one of 11 states that saw double digit growth from 2011 to 2012.
With tax and cost structures, incentives, public policy and strong quality of place, Wyoming has created a favorable regulatory environment for business.
For manufacturers of outdoor equipment – from firearms and optics to gear and clothing – having a Wyoming address is good business. It’s also a great lifestyle.
Plentiful, fast broadband; low energy costs; and cool, dry weather make Wyoming a powerful draw for data center investment. Low tax rates and a portfolio of incentives add to the state’s attractiveness.
The WyoRECs renewable energy credit program gives Wyoming another tool in attracting and financing new business development. The WyoRECs program is a partnership of the Wyoming Business Council and PRECorp.
The craft beer industry has seen tremendous growth in Wyoming, a combination of opportunity and the kind of Cowboy State spirit that takes the bull – and the business of brews – by the horns.
Wyoming communities can get their business parks certified to become more marketable to industry prospects.