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 -Bob Taylor, Benchmark of Torrington

Vice President - Kelly Sittner, First State Bank 

Secretary/Treasurer - Scott Prusia, Cowboy Ag Finance

Wally Wolski - Past President

Board Members

Bill Baker, Town of Fort Laramie/Eighty-Eight Oil

Carol Oliver, Points West Community Bank

Colby Ochsner, J & J Ochsner Livestock

Curtis Moffat, Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution

George Siglin, Town of Lingle

Jamie Schaneman, US Bank

Jean Chrostoski, Goshen County School District

Jeff Harkins, City of Torrington

Jeff Jones, Great Gardens

Joe Guth, Platte Valley Bank

John Patrick, Patrick Brothers, Inc.

John Tanaka, UW SAREC

Kenda Knudsen, CPA

Lesley Travers, Eastern Wyoming College

Michael Schmitt, Torrington Livestock

Molly Childs, Banner Health

Rick Hoppal, Torrington Office Supply

Todd Peterson, Pinnacle Bank

Wally Wolski, Goshen County

Zach Miller, Community Hospital


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.