Recently, the Laramie Economic Development Corporation received a request from Jack Skinner of Laramie Regional Airport. Skinner was asking for support for a a specific carrier that would provide an early morning nonstop flight to Denver International Airport (DIA).
"Growth returned to most sectors of the local (Albany County) economy in 2011, but its rate was too low in most instances and... pre-recession levels have not been achieved," was the general conclusion found in the latest Albany County Economic Trends publication released by the Laramie Economic Development Corporation.
Recently, Microsoft announced the plan to build a $112 million data center in Cheyenne. With this development, comes the prospect of many new jobs and a great amount of revenue that will benefit the state of Wyoming. During Microsoft's selection process however, came the notion Laramie could be next to see a technological development such as the one in Cheyenne.
Every year, the City of Laramie organizes a community clean-up day to help the Gem City get ready for spring. This year it will take place on Saturday, April 14th and they're hoping for another great turnout of volunteers.
The Wyoming Senate Minerals committee discussed proposed legislation that would protect the Casper Aquifer recently and the results are not great news for Laramie. We began coverage of this legislation a few weeks ago as we spoke with Gary Crum and Gaye Stockman of LEDC who were pushing to have the bill approved. Passing of the bill would have meant further protection of Laramie's exposed water source as well as a new state park.
As the Laramie Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) continually works to bring new businesses to Laramie, they use our town's resources as a big selling point. One of those resources is the Casper Aquifer, which provides the City of Laramie with 60% to 100% of its drinking water depending on the year. Some of our water also comes from the Laramie River, but the aquifer provides much cleaner water and requires little treatment.
Chances are that you remember back to the beginning of this year when Verizon Wireless was highly considering Laramie as the site for their gigantic new mega data center. It was all the buzz around town for a while until the unfortunate news that Verizon had decided not to build in Laramie at this time.
I moved to Laramie Wyoming 31 years ago. Our town has grown and local business as well as larger franchises has improved the business community in Laramie. Some of the companies and restaurants that we wished we had may or may not ever come true because of our population. When the University is in session our population grows and during summer it leaves. This is good for driving around town not go
What is Laramie doing to create new jobs?Its such a beautiful college town, but also a great community someone may want to integrate into. What jobs do you see other than what you already have? Do you see anything new in the future for people who want to move to town? I have family I would like to join...