Economic Gateway http://www.jocofirst.com JOCOFirst News RSS Feed Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:26:21 -0700 en-us Longmire 2019 dates announced http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20460 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 More than 2,000 general admission tickets were sold within a few days of local author Craig Johnson announcing the dates for the eighth annual Longmire Days. Longmire Days is July 18-21 in 2019. ... Wyoming Tourism Tips & Tricks http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20459 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Tourism is Wyoming's second largest industry. Its success starts with extending a friendly Wyoming welcome to visitors. Brook Kaufman, of Visit Casper! has some great ideas of how to do ... 2019 Wyoming Inaugural http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20458 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Watch the 2019 Wyoming Inaugural here.  ... Wind Energy Capacity To More Than Double In Wyoming After Years Of Stagnancy http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20457 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 On a vast swath of prairie lined with 79 wind turbines, new blades are delivered on the backs of 18-wheelers. Laine Anderson navigates the snow-packed service roads. He oversees wind operations at Roc... New Tourism Campaign Celebrates 150 Years Of Wyoming Women’s Suffrage http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20456 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 In 2019, Wyoming will mark 150 years of women’s suffrage in the state – half a century before the U.S. ratified the 19th amendment. To honor the occasion, the Wyoming Office of Tourism has... Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing Wyoming companies http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20451 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 There is an AI revolution taking place in Wyoming, and it's changing the way Wyoming companies operate. It is being led by research, but a wide swath of the business community can leverage this ev... Why a blockchain manufacturer chose to locate in Wyoming http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20450 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 What would you do to guarantee that your business was on firm legal footing? For companies in the blockchain space the answer is easy - move to Wyoming. Few states have passed legislation classifyi... Architecture assistance for historic properties available through the Wyoming Business Council http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20449 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Owners of historic, commercial buildings located in traditional downtown districts are invited to submit a pre-application to determine eligibility for the Historic Architecture Assistance Fund. The f... Bomber Mountain Civic Center Survey Results are In! http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20466 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Sun, 10 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Bomber Mountain Civic Center survey results are in! Click here to view. ... Ditch the office -- How shared work spaces are nurturing creativity and innovation http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20448 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 “Work” is changing.   Work the verb – the job we do in return for a paycheck.  And work the noun – the place we go to do that work.  It’s all... Wyoming startups receive boost from state grant money http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20447 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Four startups received $247,600 in funding from two new Wyoming Business Council grant programs designed to boost local innovators.  As a direct result of Kickstart:Wyoming and ... Evanston tech company brings internet to rural Wyoming http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20446 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Gregory and David Jones, founders of NGL Connection, grew up without Internet access. Rather than bemoan their loss, they put their minds to solving the problem. The solution they developed as teenage... Governor Gordon asks for $21 million to diversify economy, protect wildlife and ag lands, and help communities http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20330 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has requested that $21 million be added to the supplemental budget to launch coal-based generation technology, protect wildlife and state lands from invasive... Governor Gordon outlines plan for fiscal discipline, economic development & improving Wyoming people’s quality of life in first State of the State http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20333 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon outlined his administration’s priorities for fiscal discipline, economic development, and improving Wyoming people’s quality of life in his State... New model works to bring industries together http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20329 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Ben Hostetler is the operations manager at Mountain Meadow Wool in Buffalo. He knows what his company needs to grow. He knows the resources he needs to create jobs and get his wool all over the nation... New Cheyenne Regional Airport Opens to the Public http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20152 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Welcome to Cheyenne, American Airlines! We're glad you're here!  American Airlines recently began daily service from Cheyenne Regional Airport's shiny-new terminal to Dal... Commercial Drone Airfield Could Be Coming To Laramie http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20149 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The Laramie Regional Airport could become the nation’s second private drone hub. The airport is partnering with Infinity Development Partners to bring the growing industry to... Great Ideas: NoSo Patches http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20147 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Four winters ago, Kelli Jones of Jackson, Wyo., hopped a barbed wire fence in the backcountry and tore a big hole in her brand-new puffy jacket. Turns out, that pesky barb would sp... High-schooler developing soap business http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20150 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The idea hit him a couple years ago after witnessing a soap demonstration: I should try this. Luke Lawson became interested in soapmaking in seventh grade when Sheridan Soap Company owner Sean Ande... Wyoming housing toolkit receives regional accolades http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20148 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Wyoming's efforts to address housing challenges statewide has earned accolades from a regional nonprofit focused on the prosperity and sustainability of western rural communities. The... VA earns 3-star rating for care delivery http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19793 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 SHERIDAN — As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to remain transparent and hold facilities accountable, VA released its end of fiscal year 2018 hospital star ratings, whic... Wyoming Becomes "Agreement-State" Giving Authority to License and Inspect Mining and Milling of Uranium in State http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19791 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed an agreement with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) which gives the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) the a... Wyoming Opens Trade Office in Taiwan http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19789 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Governor Matt Mead has completed a successful trade mission to Taiwan, where he opened the Wyoming – Asia Pacific Trade Office. The goal is to establish and grow trade between Wyoming and Taiwan... National magazine profiles Wyoming wool exporter http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19788 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Inc. Magazine, a national publication targeting entrepreneurs and small businesses, recently profiled Mountain Meadow Wool, a Buffalo, Wyoming-based manufacturer and exporter. Founded in 2002,... New market expansion grant available for Wyoming businesses http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19787 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Wyoming businesses seeking new markets for their products and services have a new resource at their disposal thanks to a revamped Trade Show and Market Expansion Grant program through the Wy...