why goshen county?

When we ask Goshen County business owners what inspired them to start up, relocate, or keep their successful business here, they mention Goshen County’s work ethic. Our people. The way it feels to be part of a community that genuinely cares about you and wants to help you succeed.

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In Goshen County, we believe in the power of having good people around you—and in the importance of supporting our neighbors, brand new or long-established, in making their business endeavors a success.

As a business owner in Goshen County, Wyoming, you’ll enjoy unique benefits…

  • Support from the Go Goshen team to find land, secure funding, and connect with local resources
  • Zero corporate or personal income tax
  • Unrestrictive local zoning regulations that make Goshen County the most business-friendly location in the state
  • Opportunities to access industry-specific training and certifications to strengthen your team
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… and benefit from a wide variety of funding opportunities! 

The Go Goshen team can connect you with numerous resources to support your success, including: 

  • The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, which provides capital for businesses, developers, and nonprofits to make their projects a reality
  • Workforce Development Training Funds from the State of Wyoming
  • State incentives with the Wyoming Business Council, including grant and/or loan funds 
  • Go Goshen’s Progress Program, which reinvests our county’s quarter-penny sales tax for economic development right back into Goshen County businesses and municipalities
  • Opportunities for coordinated efforts with the USDA, SBA, and/or Goshen County community banks

Opportunities

 

In Goshen County, small business is big business, and the success of your small business is a big deal to us.

As a Goshen County small business owner, you’ll have access to a wide variety of business resources to support you at every stage, from finding initial funding, to continuing your business’s ability to thrive and grow.

“The advice I would give to anyone looking to open a small business would be to do your research! Reach out to [Go Goshen]; they’ve got lots of people who can help you or answer questions.”

JACLYN MILLER
OWNER, AJ’S SODA SHOP

 

Our two industrial business parks—Cold Springs Business Park and Torrington Eastside Industrial Park—are zoned for light industrial manufacturing, with the ability to purchase multiple adjacent lots and establish a larger footprint for future room to grow.

When you’re ready to strengthen your team with specialized industry training and certifications, we can connect you with our local contacts at Eastern Wyoming College and Manufacturing Works.

“Goshen County is very proactive in recruiting businesses and working with the state to get funding for new businesses wanting to start.”

Bryan Schlagel
Owner, Schlagel Manufacturing

 

Two shovel-ready industrial parks—Cold Springs Business Park and Torrington Eastside Industrial Park—await your opportunity, with access at each site to electrical, water, sewer and up to 10gb direct fiber broadband internet. Zoned for light industrial manufacturing, ag technology, food processing and more, both Parks provide plenty of room to grow.

Both Cold Springs Business Park and Torrington Eastside Industrial Park are conveniently located on the crossroads of two major highways (US HWY 26 and US HWY 85), less than an hour’s drive from Interstate 25, and only 71 miles from Interstate 80.

Plus, thanks to Goshen County’s milder winters, we can begin construction on your project any time of the year.

“The opportunities are endless and as far as you can imagine.”

Bob Dietzler
Owner, Western Proppants

Experience Goshen County firsthand

Encompassing five Wyoming municipalities—Fort Laramie, LaGrange, Lingle, Torrington, Yoder—and the unincorporated communities of Hawk Springs, Huntley, Jay Em, and Veteran, Goshen County epitomizes small-town charm.

Bolstered by big-city amenities, abundant recreational opportunities, and affordable living, Goshen County is a place you’ll be delighted to call home.

Experience the sweetness of rural living with modern convenience, stress-free commutes, reliable electricity and broadband internet, and grocery stores close by.

Plus, take full advantage of Goshen County’s position in “the banana belt of Wyoming” to enjoy a milder dose of Wyoming weather year round, including lake access for water sports and premier opportunities to hunt waterfowl, small game, and upland birds.

We look forward to the opportunity to show you around!

Let’s talk about your opportunities in Goshen County 

Give Go Goshen CEO Brayden a call at (307) 575-7674, or get in touch through the form below.

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