Wyoming business community seeks solutions to grow state economy

(The Center Square) – As Wyoming faces significant shifts in the state’s financial outlook as a result of COVID-19, business leaders are strategizing about what needs to be done in order to foster economic recovery and growth.

“Wyoming and Wyomingites are resilient and will rise to the challenge,” Ron Gullberg, strategic partnerships director with the Wyoming Business Council, told The Center Square by email. “Alignment and collaboration are critical, whether it’s one large common crisis such as the global pandemic, or a more Wyoming-specific issue such as boom-bust cycles. Having both happen simultaneously in Wyoming, we have learned we cannot just hunker down and survive until whatever crisis abates. Our communities and businesses have shown resilience, innovation and, in some cases, growth this past year. We are adding value to our core industries of energy, tourism and agriculture, and activating new sectors.”