About

Created in 1987, Goshen Economic Development is a nonprofit organization that encourages business growth, creates jobs, and builds on local community assets in five Wyoming municipalities: 

Fort Laramie, LaGrange, Lingle, Torrington, and Yoder. 

 

Our umbrella of organizations includes Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, and Travel & Tourism.

 

In Goshen County, Small Business is Big Business—which is why our top priority is the retention and expansion of our current local businesses. 

 

As the number one Ag-producing county, we seek to recruit businesses that would be a good fit, particularly Ag diversification opportunities.  

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The citizens of Goshen County were the first in Wyoming to approve a county sales tax for economic development.  

 

Over the years, we’ve enjoyed strong support from local businesses and industry, city government, and the wonderful citizens of Goshen County.

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Meet the Team

Lisa Miller

CEO

Lisa Miller, CEO, is responsible for providing leadership in the business development and job creation activities of Goshen County along with development and implementation of the strategic goals and objectives of GED. Lisa joined GED in 2016, prior to that having over 25 years of executive level experience in the corporate, foundation, association, government, and consultant sectors as well as being self-employed. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a BS in Community Development. She is a proud member of Torrington Rotary, current board member of Wyoming Economic Development Association and Eastern Wyoming College Foundation, a graduate of Leadership Michigan , in addition to serving on many foundation and community boards, as well as several professional organizations. Personally, Lisa is a wife and mother who enjoys spending time with her 4-legged family at her ranch and traveling, especially to visit family. She believes the strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

 

Lisa also believes people won't necessarily remember what you said, they will however remember how you made them feel. Therefore, work for a cause, not for applause; live life to express, not to impress; and don't strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.

Brayden Connour

Business Development Director

Brayden Connour, Business Development Director, works to recruit, retain and expand business in Goshen County. Brayden has been with Goshen Economic Development since August of 2019. Prior to that, he spent three years at the Wyoming Business Council, as a Project Manager for the Business-Ready Community program, working with municipalities across the State of Wyoming. Brayden graduated from the University of Wyoming with dual bachelor's degrees in Finance and Ag. Business. He is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) through the National Development Council (NDC). Brayden serves on the Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunt Committee, the Community Hospital Advisory Board of Directors and is the treasurer of the Wyoming Hemp Association. In his spare time, Brayden enjoys hunting, golfing and spending time with his wife, Lynn and three year old black lab, Myla. Brayden believes that in any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

 

Brayden believes Goshen County is truly a great place to live and is determined to leave it a great place to live for future generations.

Sandy Hoehn

Community Development Director

Sandy Hoehn is the Community Development Director which houses the Chamber of Commerce, Travel & Tourism, Main Street and provides administrative support for the Goshen County Lodging Tax Board and Community Pride Foundation Board. Sandy has been with GED and Chamber of Commerce since November of 2015, Sandy holds her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, an Associates Degree in Animal Science and Math Education. Sandy comes to us with five years of Community Development experience and serves on numerous boards and committees throughout Goshen County including Torrington Farmer's Market Board, Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition Board, Sagebrush & Roses Committee, Goshen County Fair Subcommittee, Destination Marketing Organization Committee, State Main Street Leadership Committee, State Main Street Marketing Committee, Rubber Check Race and Pig Wrestling. Sandy enjoys raising her son in the traditional cowboy lifestyle and culture. They enjoy participating in ranch rodeos/gymkhanas, fishing and teaching him the value of hard work.

 

Sandy believes that it is up to us to provide a great community for our future generations and by neighbors working together, Goshen County will prosper

Tammy Derr

Operations Director 

Tammy has been with Goshen Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce since April of 2017. She is the Operations Director for GED where she assists the office team and manages the day-to-day operations. Tammy also handles the account receivables, accounts payable, ordering office supplies, and membership. Prior to that she worked as a Dental Hygienist for 11 years and a Radiologic Technologist for 13 years. Tammy lives in Goshen County with her husband and two sons. Tammy and her family are true supporters of this community. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and sons Garrett and Spencer, flower gardening, vegetable gardening, water sports, friends, and sunshine.

 

Tammy believes in letting your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile! Goshen County has been a great place to live, work and raise her family.

Moriah Brist

Visitor Center Manager

Moriah Brist is the Visitor Center Manager. Moriah has been with Goshen Economic Development since the beginning of 2021. She handles tourism inquiries, provides residents and non-residents with information, promotes tourism, businesses, and organizations on all social media platforms. Moriah is a recent graduate of the University of Wyoming with a BS degree in Marketing and a concentration in Customer Experience. Before living in Goshen County, Moriah worked in customer service for nine years and has a passion for working with small businesses. She enjoys hunting and fishing with her family and boyfriend.

Moriah believes that small businesses are the heart and soul of a community.

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