Economic Gateway http://www.jocofirst.com JOCOFirst News RSS Feed Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:36:23 -0800 en-us New market expansion grant available for Wyoming businesses http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19785 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Sun, 11 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... Wyoming tests highway tech to save lives, boost commerce http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19786 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Wyomingites like to describe our state as one small town with some extremely long roads. It’s a fair description, with an entire state population dwarfed by large cities and ... Industry leaders talk benefits of blockchain in Wyoming http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19675 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 CHEYENNE – A panel of local and international leaders in blockchain technology discussed how the emerging industry may benefit Wyoming. “The Way We’ll Work: Blockchain” was ... Wyoming mission announcement http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19667 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800   Wyoming mission announcement in this media interview. ... Governor's Business Forum set for November 13-15 in Cheyenne http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19790 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Governor Matt Mead will kick off the 2018 Governor's Business Forum, which takes place November 13-15 at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne. This year's forum focuses on how Wyomi... Taiwanese media interview with Governor http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19666 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Taiwanese media interview with Governor Matt Mead Continue to original post ... Celebrating the grand opening of the Wyoming Asia Pacific trade office http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19662 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Celebrating the grand opening of the Wyoming Asia Pacific trade office. Continue to original post ... Wyoming-Asia Pacific Trade Office ribbon-cutting ceremony http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19660 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800   Wyoming-Asia Pacific Trade Office ribbon-cutting ceremony including Governor Matt Mead, Wyoming Senate President Eli Bebout, Wyoming Business Council CEO Shawn Reese, trade office D... Proposed tax could garner $50M http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19659 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Sun, 04 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Joint Revenue Interim Committee has voted to draft a bill that would raise statewide sales tax by half a percent and distribute that revenue to cities, counties and towns across the state. The ... Advisory Council officially adopts Wyoming Broadband Plan http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19658 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Broadband Advisory Council officially adopted the Wyoming Broadband Plan as its guiding document in efforts to expand and improve broadband access across the state.  The plan is pa... Wyoming producers seek Taiwanese buyers http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19620 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Four Wyoming agriculture companies are meeting potential buyers and exploring market opportunities in Taiwan as part of the Wyoming Business Council’s ongoing international trade mission efforts... Wyo producer talks Taiwan trade with the Business Council http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19619 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 During the week of Oct. 1, 2018, representatives of the Wyoming Business Council and Wyoming producers are in Taipei, Taiwan, as part of an ongoing trade mission to devel... Business Council accepting startup grant applications http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19618 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Business Council launched applications for two new grant programs aimed at helping startups in Wyoming thrive. The programs are an outcome of economic diversification legislat... Women's Council seeks nominations for Entrepreneur Award http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19617 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Council for Women (WCW) is accepting nominations for the Woman Entrepreneur Award until Nov. 1.  The Council developed the brand-new Entrepreneur Award to ... State board approves six community grants http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19616 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) approved six of the seven Business Ready Community (BRC) grant requests presented during its quarterly meeting in Cheyenne. Board meeting materials a... Wyoming companies to celebrate Manufacturing Day http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19621 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The 2018 National Manufacturing Day is Oct. 5, and Wyoming companies are hosting events and opening their doors to the public to celebrate.  The manufacturing industry faces signific... Welcoming Your Input! http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19327 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Sun, 30 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The JOCO First Board of Directors is asking for your input. The BMCC facility had over 33,000 people walk through the facility’s doors in 2017. The facility has hosted weddings, reunions, funera... Buffalo wetlands get inventoried http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18882 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Phil Gonzales stood on a dirt path as his eyes scanned the landscape for birds and other wildlife. He and a team of over 20 volunteers were taking inventory of Buffalo’s wetlands located alon... Eads named facilities director http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18881 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Johnson County has found its new facilities director. David Eads, who has decades of experience in electrical work, construction, maintenance, HVAC, plumbing and personnel management has been chose... Press Release http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=19674 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MID-AMERICA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL SELECTS 2018 BOB ADY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS COLUMBUS, OH, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018: The Mid-America Economic Development Council board of directors recently selec... Concerns with proposed BLM project dominate discussion http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18880 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Johnson County residents are concerned about a proposal made by the Bureau of Land Management for land use along the I-90 corridor. Most of the public comments received by the BLM regarding the I-9... Longmire 2018 rides off into the sunset http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18879 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Longmire Days has come and gone for the year but not before making some big impacts on two charities. “Everyone said that it went really smooth, and they had a really good time,” said J... WTBC Sheridan Sponsors Second Annual Start-Up Challenge http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18878 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a business development program of the University of Wyoming, kicked off its second annual Sheridan Area incubator Start-Up Challenge competition at its e... Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing' http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18877 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Along the country roads that fan out from Ogallala, Neb., there are abandoned, weathered old farmhouses and collapsed barns, remnants of the hardscrabble settlers who first tapped the Ogallala aquifer... UW-backed study suggests measures to increase state‚Äôs market share http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=18876 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 If state government and private industry invested fully in carbon technology, Wyoming could use coal to support an average of 2,600 jobs over the next 17 years, according to a report from the American...