Economic Gateway http://www.jocofirst.com JOCOFirst News RSS Feed Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:02:26 -0700 en-us Hummingbird health http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18399 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Weighing in at about half of what a nickel weighs, the diminutive Broad-tailed hummingbird annually migrates more than 1,000 miles from Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain west all the way to middle Mexico... I Made Money, But Where Did it Go? http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18397 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Cash flow issues seem to be a concern for many small businesses. They often stem from a limited understanding of the components of cash flow itself. The basic definition of cash flow is “the flo... Updike: Social connectedness is key to overcoming Wyoming's barriers http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18395 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Having been born in Rock Springs and lived in Wyoming until graduating from the University of Wyoming, I care a lot about the Equality State and am humbled to have been invited to participate regularl... 10 Things the Government Needs From Wyoming Entrepreneurs http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18394 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 If you’re looking for more customers for your business, you might wanted to consider the world’s largest purchaser: the U.S. Government. You might be surprised at what federal, state and l... Preparing Your Small Business to Receive Grant Money http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18393 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Every year, the federal government provides $2.5 billion in funding to help innovators bring their ideas to market. Last year alone, the Wyoming Small Business Development (SBDC) Network helped entrep... Bringing Blockchain to the Cowboy State http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18392 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Caitlin Long's campaign to make Wyoming more fintech friendly Caitlin Long ’94 left Wyoming for Harvard Law School and the career on Wall Street that followed, but she’s never forgo... State of the Cities 2018 http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18391 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Each year, mayors across the nation detail their vision for their city’s future in a seminal address—their state of the city speech. These speeches have taken on new significance as mayors... Gov. Mead authorizes $5 million loan to keep WyoTech open http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18390 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Gov. Matt Mead authorized a loan of up to $5 million to DBJJDM Enterprises for the operation of WyoTech Institute in Laramie.  "The community of La... Wyoming Business Council hires Broadband Manager http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18389 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Business Council has hired Russell Elliott, a business operations professional and telecommunications expert with an M.B.A, as the new Broadband Manager for the state of Wyoming.... Here is Why A Diverse Economy is Critical http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18387 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Economic diversification is the best way to position Wyoming for the future. It is the way to lessen the harsh effects of mineral commodity bust cycles. And it is the way to ensure opportunities ... Business Council tackles rural internet access http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18385 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Doing business in rural Wyoming has its advantages — the wide-open spaces, slower pace of life and easy access to outdoor adventures are attractive f... The best boss: Local leaders define what the role means http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18240 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 SHERIDAN — What does it take to turn a boss into a leader? Local leadership trainers describe the difference between a boss and a leader as someone who moves beyond enforcing policies to focusin... More than food at the BDA Farmer's Market http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18239 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Whether you’re looking for ceramics, soap or strawberries, odds are pretty good that you will find what you’re looking for at the Buffalo Farmers Market, according to organizer Jon Cordoni... Livestock judging 101 http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18238 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Merlin Ranch was a busy place this past weekend as it hosted the 4-H livestock judging competition. Tressa Lawrence, a 4-H livestock judging coach,  said this weekend the Johnson County 4-... Interest in hunting on rise in Wyoming, says G&F director http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18237 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 AFTON — Around the country there may be less interest in combing the mountains for wild game. But, in Wyoming, that is not the case, according to Wyoming Game and Fish Director Scott Talbot. ... What Employers Need to Know About the New Tax Law http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18236 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Since the new tax bill became law, not much has been said about employee withholdings. We'll walk you through the new changes, using the IRS Tax Withholding Calculator, and what you should tell yo... Dusty Tuckness http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18398 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Some of Wyoming's biggest rodeos are held in July, from the Cody Stampede Rodeo to the Sheridan WYO Rodeo to the daddy of 'em all, Cheyenne Frontier Days™. Take ... How to Launch a Successful Side Business http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18235 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 You've likely had this thought from time to time: "How can I make a little extra cash without quitting my day job?" What stops most people from moving past daydreaming to starting a side... Bigger than ever, wind is coming to Wyoming http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18234 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The North Platte River weaves its way through ranch land and prairie as it flows east past Glenrock on its way to Nebraska. On the northern side, property owners have bartered contracts with energy... Wyoming Aims to Be America’s Cryptocurrency Capital http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18233 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Wyoming is about 1,000 miles from Silicon Valley and even farther from wealthy East Coast investors. But the Cowboy State is hitching its wagon to the virtual currency craze, bidding to reinvent itsel... Business Council seeks business’ help in slashing red tape http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18232 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Business Council is asking businesses across the state for help identifying specific local, state and federal regulations which may be impeding or delaying licensing and permitti... Branding, barbed wire and blockchain http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18231 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 EVILS TOWER, Wyoming - Barbed wire fences cut across the grassy prairie of Campstool Ranch, stretching out under the watchful gaze of Devils Tower National Monument near Hulett, Wyoming.&nbs... Business Council appoints members to new Broadband Advisory Council http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18230 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors selected 11 members for the new Broadband Advisory Council. The Wyoming Legislature created the Advisory Council during its 2018 session to expa... Spotlight on Buffalo http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=17745 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Buffalo will be spotlighted as True West magazine’s “True West Town” in the July 2018 issue, according to Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. Because True West is a magazine dedicated... Sheriff retires after 36 years in law enforcement http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=17744 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 After 46 years in law enforcement, Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek is turning in his badge. Kozisek will not to seek re-election. Kozisek’s career began in Newcastle more than four de...