Updike: Social connectedness is key to overcoming Wyoming's barriers

Monday, August 13, 2018

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 regularly in a column written by young Wyomingites. In addition to sharing some insights from my journey, I am excited to read about others’ perspectives and see a dialogue grow.

A pressing issue in Wyoming is economic diversification. In my journey, I have seen inaccurate perceptions and limited dialogue between Wyoming residents and non-residents, which is problematic for Wyoming’s attempts to strengthen its economy within the United States’ overall.

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