About Us

Since 1987, the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation has been working to create jobs and empower entrepreneurs.

Our nonprofit mission is “Cultivating boundless opportunity for business and community.”

Citizens and leaders of Goshen County are forward-thinking and supportive of our business development goals — our county was the first in Wyoming to approve a sales tax for economic development.

GCEDC’s work boosts the local economy, whether it’s by nourishing existing businesses toward success and growth or attracting new investments.

GCEDC Board of Directors


Executive Team

President - Kelly Sittner, First State Bank

Vice President - Scott Prusia, Cowboy Ag Finance 

Secretary/Treasurer - Jeff Jones, Great Gardens

Past President - Bob Taylor, Benchmark of Torrington

Board Members

Bill Baker - Eighty Eight Oil                                                      Steve Paisley - UW SAREC            

Molly Childs - Banner Health                                                   John Patrick - Patrick Brothers Inc.                                 

Cactus Covello - Points West Community Bank                      Todd Peterson - Pinnacle Bank

Joe Guth - Platte Valley Bank                                                   Scott Prusia - Cowboy Ag Finance                     

Jeff Harkins - City of Torrington                                                Bruce Hacker - US Bank                       

Rick Hoppal - Torrington Office Supply                                    Michael Schmitt - Torrington Livestock          

Jeff Jones - Great Gardens                                                      George Siglin - Town of Lingle                                      

Kenda Knudsen - Wyrulec                                                        Kelly Sittner - First State Bank              

Zach Miller - Community Hospital                                            Bob Taylor - Benchmark of Torrington                                      

Curtis Moffat - WMCI                                                                Lesley Travers - Eastern Wyoming College                           

Colby Ochsner - J & J Ochsner Livestock                                Wally Wolski - Goshen County Commissioner

Richard Patterson - Goshen County School District




Goshen County Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization, created in 1987 to create jobs, encourage business growth, and build on local community assets. GCEDC enjoys strong support from local business and industry, city and county government, and the citizens of Goshen County that were the first in Wyoming to approve a county sales tax for economic development.


The fundamental purpose of Goshen County Economic Development Corporation is to encourage job growth from primary employers that attract investment from outside the county to inject new dollars into the local economy.

The success of existing businesses is a top priority for Goshen County Economic Development Corporation.