The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors will consider a Business Ready Community (BRC) grant request during its May 18 meeting beginning at 8 a.m. in the Greater Hulett Community Center.
Board members will also relay information from their various advisory committees on issues like industrial, business, technology and community development in Wyoming.
If unable to attend the Business Council board meeting in person, please register for the live video feed at http://tinyurl.com/wbchulett.
Those who wish to listen via telephone may call 855-459-2716.
To speak during the meeting, please call Communications Director Ron Gullberg at 307-777-2833 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 4 p.m. on May 17. Please state your name, the topic about which you would like to speak and the phone number from which you will call so you can be unmuted at the appropriate time.
Board meeting materials are available for review at http://wyomingbusiness.org/boardbook.
BUSINESS READY COMMUNITY (BRC) GRANT APPLICATIONS
Business Council staff review each application, conduct site visits, or conference calls in the case of planning grants, and make presentations to a board subcommittee before making final recommendations to the full board.
About the Program: The Wyoming Business Council administers the Business Ready Community grant and loan program, which provides financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development within Wyoming communities.
The Business Council board is required by statute to forward BRC grant and loan recommendations to the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) for final approval. The SLIB is comprised of the five statewide elected officials: the governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer and state superintendent of public instruction.
The SLIB will make final decisions on the BRC project request at its 8 a.m. meeting on June 15 in Cheyenne.
· Campbell County requests a $1,500,000 grant for a 4,000 square-foot steel lab and office building and associated infrastructure for the new Advanced Carbon Products Innovation Center facility. The innovation center will provide space and a steady supply of raw product to drive research and value-added manufacturing of Wyoming raw minerals. This project is expected to create 10 to 20 direct jobs in the next five years. (Staff recommends full funding of the project as requested.)
For more information about these projects, visit the Wyoming Business Council website, www.wyomingbusiness.org, or call 1-800-262-3425.