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Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities Recap: Wyoming

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    Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities Recap: Wyoming

    NACo and the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation hosted Strengthening Economies in Wyoming: A Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities on October 8-9, 2018 in Campbell County, Wyo., through the support of the U.S. Economic Development Administration-Denver Regional Office.   

    This educational and interactive forum was designed to convene and assist counties and regions in Wyoming experiencing economic and other community challenges due to changing conditions of the coal industry. This forum brought together stakeholders from local, regional, state and federal government, as well as nonprofit and private sector partners, to learn and share best practices, lessons learned and new opportunities to support economic diversification and other economic development efforts.  During the event, plenary and panel sessions covered a variety of topics including  strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, community engagement, energy, research & technology, and education & workforce development.

    Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, as well as U.S Senators John Barrasso & Mike Enzi, joined the forum to share vision and perspective on building a stronger, more diversified economy in Wyoming.

    Below is the link to the full forum agenda, followed by links to the presentations, other resources and photos.

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    The Future of Coal and Implication for Campbell County and Wyoming

    • Dale Niezwaag, Vice President of Government Relations, Basin Electric Power Cooperative

    Regulatory & Markets Update: The State of the Rollback, Electricity Market Issues and ‘Life:Powered’ Initiative

    • Michael Nasi, Director, Life:Powered Initiative

    Building Stronger Economies: An Overview of Economic Diversification

    • Dr. Erik Pages, President, Entreworks Consulting

    Roadmaps to Diversification: Planning & Community Engagement Perspectives from Montana

    • Jim Atchison, Executive Director, Southeast Montana Development Corporation
    • Becky Bey, Government Relations Specialist, KLJ Engineering

    Building Stronger Economies in Wyoming: Spotlight on ENDOW(Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming)

    • Jerimiah Rieman, Director of Economic Diversification Strategy, Office of Governor Matt Mead
    • Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Industrial Development Manager, Wyoming Business Council

    Innovative Opportunities for Advanced Coal

    • Dr. Michael Pishko, Dean, University of Wyoming, College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

    Serving Wyoming through Research Partnerships

    • Dr. Michael Pishko, Dean, University of Wyoming, College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
    • Jason Begger, Executive Director, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority

    Importance of Commercial Air Service: A Spotlight on Campbell County

    • Michael Von Flatern, Wyoming State Senator & Chairman of Minerals, Business, & Economic Development Committee
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NACo and the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation hosted Strengthening Economies in Wyoming: A Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities on October 8-9, 2018 in Campbell County, Wyo., through the support of the U.S. Economic Development Administration-Denver Regional Office.   

This educational and interactive forum was designed to convene and assist counties and regions in Wyoming experiencing economic and other community challenges due to changing conditions of the coal industry. This forum brought together stakeholders from local, regional, state and federal government, as well as nonprofit and private sector partners, to learn and share best practices, lessons learned and new opportunities to support economic diversification and other economic development efforts.  During the event, plenary and panel sessions covered a variety of topics including  strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, community engagement, energy, research & technology, and education & workforce development.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, as well as U.S Senators John Barrasso & Mike Enzi, joined the forum to share vision and perspective on building a stronger, more diversified economy in Wyoming.

Below is the link to the full forum agenda, followed by links to the presentations, other resources and photos.

The Future of Coal and Implication for Campbell County and Wyoming

Regulatory & Markets Update: The State of the Rollback, Electricity Market Issues and ‘Life:Powered’ Initiative

Building Stronger Economies: An Overview of Economic Diversification

Roadmaps to Diversification: Planning & Community Engagement Perspectives from Montana

Building Stronger Economies in Wyoming: Spotlight on ENDOW(Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming)

Innovative Opportunities for Advanced Coal

Serving Wyoming through Research Partnerships

Importance of Commercial Air Service: A Spotlight on Campbell County

  • Michael Von Flatern, Wyoming State Senator & Chairman of Minerals, Business, & Economic Development Committee
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