Incentives

Locating in Goshen County is a smart business decision. Companies can benefit from a number of outstanding incentives.


In Goshen County, opportunities for expansion are as wide open as the Wyoming landscape.  There’s a well-prepared workforce and an excellent transportation infrastructure, including freight service to the entire North American railway system, in a location that’s within easy reach of Cheyenne and Denver.  You’ll find a business-friendly environment that’s low on taxes, low on costs of living, and high on incentives that include capital matching funds, revolving loan funds, training grants and others.  All of that makes Goshen County a favorable, uncluttered landscape for companies with a variety of needs and interests, from startups to growing businesses and from traditional manufacturers to “agripreneurs” that are making the county a hub for innovation.

The State of Wyoming is the most business-friendly taxation state in the country.

  • NO personal state income tax
  • NO corporate state income tax
  • NO inventory tax
  • Low property taxes

GCEDC staff can tailor incentives to meet the needs of a particular business. Examples include:

Businesses can also take advantage of the GCEDC Progress Program, which features:

  • A Capital Matching Fund that provides matching funds for property-enhancing projects.
  • A Community Enhancement Fund that promotes job development through cultural, historical, recreational, education, health/fitness and social/ethnic activities in the county.

Goshen County Economic Development Corporation offers the following advantages for business:

  • Additional financial resources including New Market Tax Credits, USDA, and local community banks
  • Customized incentives through our quarter-cent sales tax including leveraging land and assisting with Wyoming Business Council grant for built-to-suit building
  • Internal incentives for land and access to GCEDC Business Resources including our Progress Program and coordinated efforts with USDA, SBA, and/or community banks
  • State incentives with the Wyoming Business Council including grant and/or loan funds
  • Workforce Development Training Funds from the State of Wyoming, of up to $4,000 per full-time employee, meeting the mean county wage of $18.62/hour

Goshen County can provide the following assets and logistics:

  • Two shovel ready industrial parks with more than enough room to build a manufacturing facility with access to necessary infrastructure (including 3 phase 500-1000 amp service)
  • Both parks are conveniently located on the crossroads of two major highways (US HWY 26 & US HWY 85); 45 miles from Interstate 25; 71 miles from Interstate 80; and 2 hours 45 minutes from Denver International Airport.  Regional air service in Scottsbluff, NE [30 miles] and Cheyenne [80 miles] with commercial carriers
  • Access to rail freight capabilities and trans-loading facilities along the mainline tracks of both the Union Pacific & Burlington Northern/Santa Fe railroads
  • Wyoming’s business friendly tax climate – NO corporate or personal income tax and Wyoming’s most business-friendly county within the state because of unrestrictive local zoning regulations
  • Labor force ready with customized training available through Eastern Wyoming College including their premier welding program and recruitment services available with Department of Workforce Services
  • Housing and community amenities to make executives and employees feel right at home in a mild Wyoming climate (referred to as the “banana belt of Wyoming”)
  • Access to quality contractors/construction companies for built-to-suit building(s) with an average of 6 to 12 months for completion

Wyoming Business Council Loan Programs

Goshen County Economic Development Business Finance Programs

 

For more information contact:

Ashley Harpstreith, Chief Executive Officer
307-532-5162
ashley@goshenwyo.com

 

 

 

 

Programs



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