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The Wyoming Business Council helps communities build infrastructure needed for economic development and provides community development resources so Wyoming towns, cities and counties may become "business-ready."

Current Programs and Resources

  • Business Ready Community Program

    About the Program This program provides financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development within Wyoming communities. Cities, towns, counties, joint...

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  • Community Development Block Grant

    CDBG Program Planning Documents State Consolidated Plan for 2013-2017 Performance Evaluation Report 2012 (PDF) A public review period will open next week to collect comments on how U.S....

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  • Community Facilities Grant & Loan Program (CFP)

    About the Program: The purpose of the program is to assist communities with grant and loan funding to construct local enhancements to a school building or facility or preserve former school and government...

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  • Intro to Grantsmith Training

    First Time Log In Website Navigation Submitting Draw Down Requests Tracking Draw Request Payments Completing Quarterly and Annual Reports For more CDBG information or any...

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  • Business Ready Community Program - Rules, Applications, and Forms

    BRC Rules BRC Rules Filed Nov. 22, 2013 Applications 2015 BRC Master Application (WORD) (PDF) 2015 BRC Planning Master Application (WORD) (PDF) BRC Timeline Find out when applications are...

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  • Business Ready Community - Revenue Recapture

    REVENUE RECAPTURE PLAN for BRC Projects Revenue generated by the applicant or a private developer through publicly funded infrastructure projects must be recaptured by the applicant at a rate negotiated between...

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  • Business Ready Community Program - Project Profiles

    Select a project portfolio: Governor’s Large Infrastructure – Business Committed Projects: Cheyenne – Swan Ranch Rail Connection/Searing Industries Laramie Co – Magpul...

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  • Bond Programs

    Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IRS Allocation for Tax Exempt Bonds) Cities and counties may issue Industrial Development Revenue Bonds to provide financing to promote economic growth within the state,...

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  • CDBG - Applications & Rules

    Guidelines Applicants should read the CDBG program guidelines before submitting a community development or economic development grant/loan application. Public Notice Template Application Resolution...

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  • CDBG - Forms & Grantee Information

    Environmental Environmental Review Manual Environmental Contact List Guide 0 - General Guide Information Guide 1 - Exempt Projects & Activities Guide 2 - Categorically Excluded...

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  • CDBG - Public Information

    2014 Method of Distribution 2015 Draft Annual Action Plan HOME Program Description Emergency Solutions Grant Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) in...

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  • CDBG Downtown Development Grants

    Downtown development grants target CDBG assistance to the downtown area. Generally, this includes assistance for public facilities, rehabilitation or commercial buildings, historic preservation, land acquisition and...

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  • CDBG Program - Project Profiles

    Select a project portfolio (as of November 2013): Albany County - Laramie Plain Civic Center ADA Albany County - Lincoln Community Center Albany County - Safe House Bar Nunn...

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  • CFP - Rules, Applications and Forms

    CFP Application The next CFP Applications are due December 2014. 2014 Community Facilities Program Application (WORD) (PDF) Purpose The purpose of the CFP is to assist communities to preserve former...

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  • CFP Program - Project Profiles

    Community Facilities Program Portfolio Click on a project to find out more: Albany Co. - Big Brothers Big Sisters/ Nellie Isle School Albany Co. - Lincoln Community Center Alpine Civic...

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  • County Highlights

    These county highlights were created to highlight some of the many projects in each individual counties as well as funding received. The counties have received funds from the Business Ready Community, Community...

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  • Data Center Program

    2014-2015 IRC Grant and Loan Application and Award Schedule BRC Rules (PDF) were adopted 10/29/10. Data Center Legislation About the Program: The Managed Data Center Cost Reduction Program reduction of the...

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  • Downtown Financing

    Historic Architecture Assistance Fund (HAAF) Grant Wyoming Main Street Loan Participation CDBG Downtown Development Grants - Downtown development grants target CDBG assistance to the downtown...

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  • Loan Programs

    For more information on any of the loan programs listed below, contact Ryan Whitehead, Business Finance Program Manager at 307.777.2882 or ryan.whitehead@wyo.gov. Challenge Loans Policy (PDF) ...

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  • Main Street Challenge Loans

    Wyoming Main Street Loan Participation The Wyoming Business Council can participate with a local lender on a loan to a building owner for building improvements to maintain the structure’s historical...

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  • Reporting

    Tutorials on how to submit reports can be found here: Intro to Grantsmith Training

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  • Small Business Investment Credit

    The Wyoming Business Council will be taking public comment on proposed rules for the new Wyoming small business investment credit program. The program is designed to help Wyoming small businesses gain access to...

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  • Small Business Investment Credit Program

    The Wyoming Small Business Investment Credit Program began Jan 1, 2011. Venture capital companies interested in applying for certification should download the application packet from the links below. Wyoming...

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  • Venture Capital

    The Wyoming Business Council can refer mature business plans to various private equity investors. For more information on any of the loan programs listed below, contact Ben Avery, Business and Industry Division...

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  • Workforce Dev. Training Fund Grants

    The Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF) is administered by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Two major types of grants are provided through the WDTF: Business Training Grants, which provide...

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