News Fiscal Year 2021

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AGRICULTURAL LEADERS

Torrington, WY — For this century’s new pioneers with big hopes and the determination to achieve them, Goshen County, the #1 agricultural producer in business-friendly Wyoming, kicks off the season with the Annual Ag Appreciation Breakfast at the Goshen County Fair on Thursday, August 5th from 6:30 – 9:30 am at the Goshen County Fairground’s Rendezvous Center.

TORRINGTON SOD FARMS – PROGRESS PROGRAM

Torrington, WY --- Goshen Economic Development utilizing ¼ cent sales tax for economic development funds for a trailer tarping system for Torrington Sod Farms. The tarping system will be a marketing billboard to increase sales and exposure in the region...

 FREE SUN PROTECTION THIS SUMMER

Goshen Economic Development and Chamber partners with Wyoming Cancer Resources Center to promote a safe and healthy community when sun-seeking this summer, Goshen Economic Development and Chamber has teamed up with Wyoming Cancer Resources Services to offer...

 INDUSTRIAL HEMP --- SOUTHEAST WYOMING

GreenTree Ag. has partnered with local farmers to plant hemp in southeast Wyoming for a second year. GreenTree is working with Ervin Gara of Goshen County to plant approximately 245 acres of fiber and grain hemp varieties, and working with Tim Anderson of Laramie County to plant approximately 60 acres of fiber hemp.

GOSHEN COUNTY LIBRARY – PROGRESS PROGRAM

Goshen Economic Development utilizing ¼ cent sales tax for economic development funds to help the Goshen County Library update and purchase computer equipment for Library patrons to utilize. A new router was purchased to boost WIFI signals so that the internet can be accessed from their parking lot, making it available 24/7.

GOSHEN COUNTY TARGETED BROWNFIELDS STUDY

Goshen Economic Development is currently partnering with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) in conducting a Targeted Brownfields Study - an initiative to explore the potential redevelopment of two Goshen County properties eligible for environmental assessment funding under the WDEQ Brownfields Assistance (BA) program.The WDEQ BA program helps local governments investigate, clean up, and reuse brownfields properties.

GOSHEN MAIN STREET DESIGNATED AS A NATIONAL CERTIFIED MAIN STREET

Torrington, WY – On behalf of Main Street businesses throughout Goshen County, Goshen Economic Development began the process of becoming a National Certified Main Street three years ago.  The process included the addition of events such as 3rd Thursday’s and expansion of existing events such as Holiday activities.  National Main Street Certification creates national exposure, provides additional grant funding opportunities, and results in a cohesive community.

GOSHEN’S GREATEST HITS: FOOD EDITION OFFICIAL PHOTO CONTEST RULES

It’s a fact: Locals know all the best places to eat. 

 

From the best breakfast burrito in the county, to the tastiest dinner in town, it’s time to let your favorite Goshen County businesses shine. 

 

Show us your favorite food in Goshen County, and you could win a prize!

CITY OF TORRINGTON/PANHANDLE COOP GRANT APPLICATION

TORRINGTON, Wyo --- Goshen Economic Development in partnership with the City of Torrington applied to the Wyoming Business Council for a Business-Ready Community (BRC) Grant.  The grant request of $2.5 million was for the purchase price of the Wyoming Ethanol facility.   

Governor's Hospitality Loss Relief Program Open for Applications

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon announced the opening of the Hospitality Loss Relief Program, which provides pandemic relief for hospitality businesses and nonprofits whose operations have been interrupted by the reduced hours provisions in recent health orders.

Awards up to $50,000 are available for Wyoming bars, taverns, restaurants, or hotels that derive their primary revenue between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. from on-premises sales and consumption of malt beverages, wine, and/or liquor...