The State of Wyoming’s
Economic Development Agency
December 23, 2020
Since the pandemic hit, Wyoming communities, businesses and individuals have demonstrated strength, innovation and resiliency. Our small, tight-knit communities and local businesses have shined brightly, responding to adversity in many compassionate, creative ways. The Wyoming Business Council today launched the Thrive > Survive Campaign, featuring Wyoming stories where innovation, lots of elbow grease and working together have helped communities and businesses weather the pandemic, sometimes even growing stronger.
The Thrive > Survive Campaign spotlights resiliency stories from a variety of Wyoming communities, programs, and businesses at thrivewyoming.org.
These stories serve as examples of how Wyoming can move forward. The unprecedented challenges in 2020 have reinforced the necessity to go beyond just survival mode and lay the groundwork to be more resilient and thrive.
The Business Council plans to add more features in the coming months. Anyone with an uplifting story to share can submit their ideas on the website. Do you have a story from your community or know of a business who has shown resilience, creativity, and innovation during these challenging times? We want to hear about it.
Tell us your story
As soon as the pandemic restrictions were put in place, Gillette Main Street immediately partnered with the City of Gillette to provide curbside service for all the restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries. Gillette Main Street also implemented promotions and new programming to make sure that downtown Gillette was in the forefront of the community's minds. The result - Despite the challenges incurred by the pandemic and the decline in the energy industry, Gillette’s Main Street businesses have had their best year ever. Read more
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