Whether you’re a Goshen County business owner, proud Goshen County local, or curious about what Go Goshen does to help our community grow and thrive—the topics on ”Why It Matters” will matter to you. 

Each episode of the “Why It Matters” podcast is packed with interesting insights and useful resources related to economic development—and we’ve collected them here for you!

Here’s what you might’ve missed from our earlier episodes. 

(Want to share the mic with Brayden on a topic related to economic development? Click here to get in touch about being a guest on “Why It Matters!”)

Episode 1: Jeff Jones shares Go Goshen’s resources for Goshen County businesses 

It was great to sit down with Jeff Jones, owner of Great Gardens Greenhouse and Board President right here at Go Goshen. 

As Jeff mentions during the show, Go Goshen offers a variety of resources to benefit Goshen County businesses, many of which you’ll find on our Business Finance Program and Local Grants pages.

Episode 2: Lisa Johnson on why now is a great time to be doing business in Goshen County 

As past CEO of Go Goshen, Lisa Johnson of Orbis Advantage brings a unique perspective on economic development.

Thanks to Goshen County voters, the ¼ penny sales tax for economic development is—as Lisa notes—”pushing Goshen County to the front of the pack for economic development in Wyoming.” 

Listen in to hear the unique benefits that “front of the pack” visibility creates for Goshen County locals, business owners, and potential business owners alike.

Episode 3: Chris Mickey on what Wyoming Business Alliance has to offer Wyoming businesses 

On his way through Torrington, Chris Mickey—the Wyoming Business Alliance’s Director of Strategic Partnerships & Advocacy—stopped by to share more about why the Alliance is an excellent option for businesses of all sizes. 

In addition to creating a way for business owners to trade best practices and get to know each other, the Wyoming Business Alliance works hard to ensure businesses have the tools they need to succeed. 

You can learn more about joining them here.

Episode 4: Matt Larsen on bringing faster internet to rural Wyoming

The internet has become a tool most of us rely on daily—but, as Brayden discusses with Vistabeam Broadband CEO Matt Larsen, reliable (and fast) internet is still a fairly new addition to Goshen County. 

Listen in to find out how fiber internet made its way to Goshen County, and why its presence makes us a more attractive location for a variety of businesses.

Keep listening!

More episodes await; which one will you tune in to next?