ENDOW Holds Meeting Ahead of Economic Diversification Strategy Submission


CHEYENNE– The ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) Executive Council will hold a public meeting this week to finalize and approve the elements of a 20-year economic diversification vision due at the end of August.

The public, as well as the media, are invited to participate in meetings on Thursday, July 19 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Laramie County Community College, Clay Pathfinder Building, ANB Bank Leadership Center in Cheyenne.

The meeting will continue the next day, Friday, July 20 from 9 am to 1 pm at the University of Wyoming Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center in Laramie.

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The ENDOW Executive Council sessions on Friday will also be broadcast live via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ENDOWyo.

ENDOW Executive Council to Submit Recommendations August 24

The ENDOW Executive Council will submit their recommendations to Governor Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature on August 24, 2018 detailing their proposed economic diversification strategy.

The vision represents the culmination of more than a year’s work in collecting and analyzing data; hosting public meetings in communities across Wyoming; collaborating with private and public-sector stakeholders and businesses; and incorporating the ideas and feedback of hundreds of Wyoming citizens.

Agenda for ENDOW Meetings

An agenda summary for the ENDOW meetings in Cheyenne and Laramie is as follows. Please note the agenda is subject to change:

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Laramie County Community College

Clay Pathfinder Building, ANB Bank Leadership Center

1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne

  • 3:00 pm: Welcome and Introductions
    • Greg Hill, Chairman of ENDOW
  • 3:45 pm: Public Comment
  • 4:15 pm State Capabilities
    • Greg Hill, Chairman of ENDOW
    • Introduction and discussion of proposed State governance structure.
  • 4:45 pm: ENDOW Aspirations and Red Threads
    • Jerimiah Rieman, Staff
    • Presentation of Aspirations and Red Threads
  • 6:00 pm Adjourn

Friday, July 20, 2018

University of Wyoming

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

222 South 22nd Street, Laramie

  • 9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions
    • Bill Schilling, Vice Chairman of ENDOW
  • 9:15 am: Public Comment
  • 9:45 am: Interactive Session to Finalize Economic Pillar Aspirations and Recommendations
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Agriculture (Sustainable Harvest)
    • Knowledge and Creative (healthcare, financial services, digital, arts and cultural)
    • Value Added Natural Resources
    • Tourism and Outdoor Recreation
  • 11:30 am: 2018 Legislative Update
    • Shawn Reese, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council and John Cox, Director of the Department of Workforce Services
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 12:30 pm: Next Steps
    • Report development timeline.
    • Post report submission, including presentation to the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee.
  • 1:00 pm: Adjourn

For questions, please contact ENDOW Communications Coordinators Kristin Walker at 307-690-4705 or Annaliese Wiederspahn at 307-631-5970 or email endow@wyo.gov.