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By |April 18, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , |

March 31, 2023 Photo: Gary Olson (left) accepting the 2022 Neil Newman Horizon Award from Goshen Economic Development Board President Jeff Jones (right) Torrington, WY --- Gary Olson has been honored with an award for his exceptional vision and ability to see beyond the horizon. The Neil Newman Horizon Award, presented by Goshen Economic Development, recognizes individuals who demonstrate extraordinary vision and innovative thinking in their community service to Goshen County. Throughout his career, Gary Olson has shown an exceptional ability to identify opportunities and develop creative solutions that push boundaries and challenge conventional thinking. His unique perspective and [...]

Goshen Economic Development Holds Annual Meeting and Community Awards

By |November 22, 2022|Categories: News|

Photo includes: GED Board President Scott Prusia addressing the audience at the Goshen Economic Development Annual Meeting Torrington, WY --- Goshen Economic Development (GED) recently celebrated community award winners during its annual meeting, recognizing citizens who demonstrate excellence and community leadership in volunteerism, entrepreneurship, work ethic and business. Winners were announced during the meeting held November 17, 2022, at 21st & Main. Special Community Recognition: Recipients of this award include Goshen County Library in acknowledging their 100th Anniversary and J&B Liquor for the 100th Anniversary of their Tom & Jerry Batter. Photo includes: Goshen County Commissioner Justin Burkart accepting the [...]


By |November 18, 2022|Categories: News|

November 18, 2022 Photo includes: Senator Cheri Steinmetz (left), Roger Wunder, Shanna Smith, LFLCD Chairman Donald McDowell, LFLCD Linda Nichol, LFLCD – Urban Jenna Meeks, LFLCD District Manager Karen Johnson, LFLCD Board Treasurer Dave Johnson, GED President Scott Prusia, Mike Smith Lingle, WY --- Goshen Economic Development (GED) and Lingle-Fort Laramie Conservation District (LFLCD) celebrated the move to a new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It was a homecoming of sorts, as LFLCD’s new office on 244 Main Street, Lingle, WY, is where the organization previously resided until 1984. Now, 38 years later with a renovation to accommodate their [...]

Winners Announced for the 2022 Goshen County Start-Up Challenge Pitch Night

By |November 18, 2022|Categories: News|

November 18, 2022 Photo of the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium and Audience of the Impact 307 Goshen County Start-up Challenge Torrington, WY --- A panel of local judges and the audience selected winners during the IMPACT Goshen County Pitch Night which was held on November 10th. The judges originally selected five finalists from a pool of over 90 applicants during the Start Up Challenge application period. The finalists presented their new business ideas to the judge panel and live audience, for the opportunity to receive seed funding. The winners chosen by the judges were: Green Tree Ag, [...]

The FACTS of the ¼ Penny Sales Tax

By |November 4, 2022|Categories: News|

Goshen Economic Development is ONE OF TWO counties in Wyoming utilizing sales tax for economic development. Goshen County = .25% Fremont County = .50% Surrounding area sales tax rates: Goshen County = 5.25% Platte County = 6% Laramie County = 6% Scottsbluff, NE = 7% Gering, NE = 7.5% Ft. Collins, CO = 7.55% Denver, CO = 8.81% Goshen Economic Development employs four full-time employees with a total compensation package equal to 34% of our gross revenue. Goshen Economic Development is here to help ANY business in Goshen County: Start-up or Existing Goshen Economic Development owns Cold Springs Business [...]

Equity Staffing Group opens Torrington branch

By |November 2, 2022|Categories: News|

November 2, 2022 Torrington, WY --- Goshen Economic Development (GED) welcomes consulting firm, Equity Staffing Group to its 21st and Main building. Focused on innovative workforce solutions to help clients operate more efficiently and successfully, Equity provides staffing services to organizations and career opportunities for job seekers in Information Technology, Professional Services, Finance & Accounting, Healthcare, Legal, Engineering and Light Industrial. “Equity Staffing Group provides local expertise backed by national resources and a network of professionals. We are always at work identifying, recruiting, and developing relationships with talented professionals across the country,” said Vice President of Enterprise Delivery, Kristy [...]

It’s time! Vote YES to continue the ¼ penny for economic development.

By |October 27, 2022|Categories: News|

No matter where you are in Goshen County, you’ve been able to see the benefits of the ¼ penny sales tax for economic development at work—whether as a helping hand for a favorite local business, or a crucial part of making important infrastructure upgrades possible.Next week, on November 8th, you have the opportunity to vote “YES” to continue the ¼ penny sales tax.It’s amazing what just 1/400th of a dollar can do! Your “YES” will ensure that Goshen Economic Development can continue to: Encourage business growthCreate jobs in Goshen CountyBuild on local community assetsThanks to continued voter approval of the ¼ penny [...]


By |October 12, 2022|Categories: News|

October 12, 2022 Valley Christian Students, Staff, and Goshen Economic Development stand in front of the new middle school building as Valley Christian School accepts the Progress Program Check for the second parking lot. Torrington, WY --- Goshen Economic Development (GED) presented Valley Christian School (VCS) with a check in the amount of $5,000 during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new parking lot and middle school building. GED, utilizing ¼ cent sales tax for economic development, helped fund the construction of the parking lot. To accommodate a growing student population, VCS added a second building which required a second [...]

2 easy ways to show your support for the ¼ penny for economic development.

By |October 5, 2022|Categories: News|

Election day is a month away! On November 8th, you have an opportunity to vote “YES” to continue the ¼ penny sales tax for economic development. Thanks to ¼ penny sales tax funds—just 1/400th of a dollar!—we’ve been able to: Assist local businesses with start-up, expansion, and relocation Fund community enhancement and infrastructure projects Host community-building annual events like 3rd Thursdays and the Goshen County Fair Parade While we wait for election day, you can show your support for continuing the tax in two easy ways: [...]


By |September 21, 2022|Categories: News|

September 21, 2022 Torrington, WY --- Goshen Economic Development hosted a ribbon cutting to commemorate the completion of the Longhorn Lane Bike and Walking Path. Mayor Marshall cut the ribbon on the first part of phase two that utilized quarter penny sales tax funding and WYDOT TAP Grant funds to continue the walking path in the town of LaGrange. The Progress Program, funded by the quarter penny sales tax, reinvests back into the municipalities, businesses and non-profits throughout Goshen County. Following the ribbon cutting, the community gathered at the town park for a barbeque. Goshen Economic Development [...]


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