Business Relocation & Expansion
Incentives & Resources
Business Relocation & Expansion
RELOCATE & EXPAND BUSINESS IN LARAMIE COUNTY.
Laramie County represents the City of Cheyenne, the most populated city in the State of Wyoming and three surrounding towns, Albin, Burns and Pine Bluffs. The county is comprised of 91,738 people according to the 2010 census.
Both Interstate 80 and Interstate 25 pass through Laramie County, each carrying tens of thousands of vehicles daily. I-80 is a transcontinental route that links the New York City metropolitan area with San Francisco. I-25 connects Cheyenne to Denver, Colorado, and points south, as well as Casper, Wyoming, and Interstate 90 to the north. Both roads have 24-hour snow removal provided by the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
In addition, U.S. 85 provides access from Cheyenne to Greeley, Colorado, and points south, and to the Black Hills region of South Dakota to the north.
WYDOT is on the leading edge of technology along the I-80 corridor, with Wyoming being one of three pilot testing sites nationwide for new connected vehicle technology in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation. WYDOT is a leader in intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and provides the public with real-time traffic and weather information at wyoroad.info.
Future projects include expanding a section of U.S. 30 in eastern Cheyenne to five lanes from the current two in 2024, as well as maintenance and pavement preservation projects around Laramie County every year. WYDOT also recently received a $20 million federal grant to add truck climbing lanes and parking areas along sections of I-80 between Laramie and Rawlins, which will further help trade and travel along the entire I-80 corridor.
WYDOT has long-term plans to expand I-80 to three lanes in each direction between Cheyenne and Laramie and to reconfigure the I-80/I-25 interchange to improve traffic flow.
Laramie County sits along the Union Pacific and BNSF railroad lines, connecting the city to both U.S. coasts as well as northern and central Wyoming and Colorado’s Front Range. Union Pacific maintains a rail yard in Cheyenne.
Cheyenne Regional Airport, a six-minute drive from downtown, provides passenger air service through its recently opened $18 million terminal. The airport can accommodate aircraft ranging from large passenger jets to private aircraft. Parking at the terminal is free.
Additional national and international air service is available at Denver International Airport, a 90-minute drive from downtown Cheyenne. Green Ride, a Colorado-based shuttle service, also provides rides to DIA from Cheyenne.
In eastern Laramie County, the town of Pine Bluffs maintains the Pine Bluffs Airport, which serves general aviation.
Laramie County water quality meets or exceeds federal and local drinking water standards. This is because Cheyenne has excellent water sources. About 70% of Cheyenne’s drinking water comes from mountain streams in the Medicine Bow Mountain Range west of Laramie and from the Laramie Mountain Range west of Cheyenne. Around 30 percent of Cheyenne’s water comes from groundwater wells. These water sources are protected by multiple agencies, including the EPA, U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming State Engineer’s Office, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Wyoming State Parks, Laramie County Conservation District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the BOPU.
The State of Wyoming is the best business-friendly taxation state in the nation. The 6.00% Laramie County use/sales tax is comprised of a 4.00% Wyoming state sales tax and 2.00% Laramie County local sales taxes.
No personal state income tax
No corporate state income taxes
No inventory taxes
No sales tax on food
Low property taxes
The State of Wyoming and Laramie County are focused on business growth and have incentives in place for positive economic development. Incentives offered by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce includes access to resources, consulting and support when seeking federal, state and local support. >>
Relocation & Expansion Links
The greater Cheyenne area is pro-business and works to support business startups, relocation and/or expansion. The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is the single resource in the community which is there to guide and support businesses through any transition. Contact the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce by calling (307) 638-3388 for assistance and use the below links as quick links.
The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce has developed strong partnerships for optimal economic development. It is the responsibility of the Chamber to help navigate the economic climate by taking into consideration all of the critical components of a business relocation and/or expansion.
The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is working daily on obtaining the most comprehensive road-map for business success. The Chamber provides business relocation and expansion services from solution development, defining infrastructure needs, optimizing site selection, identifying workforce opportunities, to even accessing necessary financial assistance.
Contact the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce today to share your business relocation and/or business expansion needs by contacting the Chamber:
a. 121 W. 15th St. Suite 204, Cheyenne, WY 82001