Governor signs Wyoming Economic Development Association Week proclamation

Updated: May. 4, 2023 at 7:15 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Governor Mark Gordon celebrated this year’s economic development week by signing in a proclamation at the Capitol on Thursday.

The Wyoming Economic Development Association, or WEDA, celebrates Wyoming’s professional economic developers and commemorates the international event by highlighting business developers’ impact.

<Pc;_”I want the people of wyoming to know that economic development is up to all of us. Its not just one or two peoples jobs but its everybody’s responsibility to help grow and diversify the state,” said Phil Christopherson, President of WEDA.

The International Economic Development Council was created this week in 2016 to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development and improve the quality of life in communities.

The economic development community comprises organizations, lawmakers, and partners that develop business industries such as energy, agriculture, recreation and tourism.

“That were just growing the travel economy and the visitor economy, and so business is thriving. So it’s a really great time for our community and the state of Wyoming,” said Domenic Bravo, CEO & President of Visit Cheyenne.

The Wyoming Economic Development Week runs from May 8th to May 12th.