Economic Development

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Welcome! The City of Laramie has embarked on a six month planning process to create a compelling community vision and an actionable plan for the future of the city and region. We are working to ensure that Laramie is a great place to live, work, and play for years to come. The City has partnered with Fourth Economy and Community Builders to guide us and engage residents, students, businesses, and leaders in the planning process. 

Fourth Economy will help the city develop a 10-year Community Economic Development Strategic Action Plan that will identify actions, projects, and programs that the City and various partners in the community will take on to strengthen our community’s future. 

Community Builders will help develop achievable and implementable actions and strategies for improving housing options in Laramie.

How To Get Involved

The City of Laramie wants as many people as possible to be involved in this planning process. As a local resident, student, worker, or leader in the community, we want to hear from you! Here are some ways you can participate and have your voice heard.

1. Take the survey!

2. Fill out this form to receive updates and leave comments about how you would like to see Laramie Thrive in the next 10 years!

3. Attend one of the following events to talk with Planning Staff about what you’d like to see in Laramie

9/19 - Thursday Market

10/10 & 11 - Mountain Film Tour

10/29 - Ward Meetings, Tuesday October 29, 2019 6-7:30 pm:

  • Ward 1: Fire Station #3, 2374 Jefferson Street

  • Ward 2: City Hall, Council Chambers, 406 Ivinson Ave.

  • Ward 3: Fire Station #2, 1558 North 23rd Street

4. Follow the City of Laramie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, use the hashtag #ThriveLaramie to join the conversation!

5. Watch the recording of our steering committee meetings (links below).

Steering Committee Meeting - July 24

Steering Committee Meeting: Audio, Slides - Sept 17

Steering Committee Meeting - October 16

About the Planning Process

The Community Economic Development Strategic Action Plan Project kicked off on July 22 with a presentation to City Council, which you can view on the City’s Facebook page, followed by a presentation to the Project’s Steering Committee, which was selected by the City to help steer and contribute to the process. You can view the meeting here!

Steering Committee Members

Thank you to all of the individuals who are dedicating their time, experience, and knowledge to guide the Strategic Action Plan process.

Janine Jordan – Laramie City Manager - Steering Committee Chair

Brad Enzi –Laramie Chamber Business Alliance CEO - Steering Committee Co-Chair

Heather Tupper - Wyoming Business Council, S.E. Regional Director - Steering Committee Co-Chair

Sarah Reese - City of Laramie Administrator, Economic and Community Initiatives 

Derek Teini – City of Laramie, Planning Manager

Shannon Polk – City of Laramie Planning Commission 

Trey Sherwood – Laramie Main Street Alliance, Director 

Brady Hammond –  Albany County Campus of Laramie County Community College, Associate Vice President

Ed Synakowski – University of Wyoming, VP of Research & Economic Development

Jean Garrison – University of Wyoming, Chief Engagement Officer 

Terri Jones – Albany County Board of Commissioners, Chair 

Dan Furphy – WY Legislative Representative for Albany County

Chris Rothfuss - WY Legislative Senator for Albany County

Anja Bendel – Cheyenne LEADS, Director of Business Development/Past President, Wyoming Economic Development Association 

Jack Skinner – Director, Laramie Regional Airport

Jack Bedessem – Trihydro Corporation,  President & CEO

Randal Six – UL, LLC, Senior Programmer

Rebecca Miller – ANB Bank, Community Bank President/Chairperson, Business Retention and Expansion Committee, Laramie Chamber Business Alliance 

Chaz Avila –ANB Bank, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking/Chairperson, Downtown Development Authority 

Mike Peck -  First Interstate Bank, Vice President/Chairperson, Laramie Chamber Business Alliance Board of Directors 

Warren Greaser -  Rawstone Development /Vice-Chairperson, Laramie Chamber Business Alliance Board of Directors 

Tim Stamp - Coffey Engineering, Business Development Director/Chairperson, Laramie Regional Airport Board of Directors 

Kendall Hutchison – Wyoming Smart Capital Network, Development Specialist

Jessica Stalder – City Councilor Ward 1

Jayne Pearce – City Council Ward 2

Bryan Shuster – City Council Ward 3