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In Northern Wyoming, among the Bighorn Mountains in the heart of Johnson County lies the towns of Buffalo and Kaycee. With close proximity to both Montana, Yellowstone Park, and the junction of I-25 and I-90, residents enjoy the convenience of small town western life as well as world-class outdoor beauty and recreational opportunities.

State Accolades

Business Climate:

Second for New Business Startup Activity
Source: Kauffman Foundation - 2016

Sixth Best State for Business
Source: 24/7 Wall Street - 2016

Seventh Best Economic Performance (2004-2014)
Source: American Legislative Exchange Council - 2016

Most Business Friendly Tax Climate
Source: Tax Foundation - 2015, 2016, 2017

Third Lowest State/Local Tax Burden in the Country (FY2012)
Source: Tax Foundation - 2015, 2016

Eighth Best Pro-Business State
Source: Pollina - 2015

Third Best Business Climate
Source: U.S. Chamber of Commer ce Foundation - 2015

Sixth Top State for Growth and Economic Performance
Source: U.S. Chamber of Commer ce Foundation - 2015

Fifth in Smaller States Main Street Entrepreneurship
Source: Kauffman Foundation - 2015

Best State to Start a Business
Source: - 2016


First in Mountain Region Workforce Development
Source: Site Selection Magazine - 2016


Top 15 Finalist in Community Impact Awards (Underwriters Laboratory Recruitment)
Source: Trade & Industry Development Magazine - 2015

Top Five Award of Excellence for Warehouse and Distribution (2015)
Source: Expansion Solutions Magazine - 2016

Economic Indicators:

Lowest Foreclosure Rate (2nd Quarter, 2015)
Source: Assets and Opportunity Scorecard - 2016

Second Per Capita Income Growth (2004-2014)
Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation - 2015

Fourth Gross State Product Growth (2004-2014)
Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation - 2015


Best Education System Among Western States
Source: Education Week - 2016

#8 Best Education System Nationally
Source: Education Week - 2016

UW #9 for Best Value College
Source: Forbes - 2015

Quality of Life:

Best State to Make a Living
Source: - 2016

Best State to Retire
Source: Bankrate - 2016

Fifth Highest in Well-Being
Source: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index - 2015

Fifth Lowest Poverty Rate for Children
Source: U.S. Census Bureau - 2015

State Management:

AAA Issuer Credit Rating
Source: Standard and Poor’s - 2014, 2015, 2016

Second Best Run State in the Country
Source: 24/7 Wall Street - 2014, 2015

Second Highest Rate of Confidence in State Government - 76% (2015)
Source: Gallup - 2016

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