Cheyenne LEADS - The Economic Development Organization for Cheyenne and Laramie County
Think Cheyenne, Wyoming
Cheyenne is located near the center of the United States at the crossroads of key transportation routes. The east-west highway (Interstate 80) connects San Francisco to New York, and the north-south highway (Interstate 25) connects Cheyenne to Mexico via Denver and Albuquerque. There are also two Class I railroads (BNSF and Union Pacific), and Denver International Airport is just 90 minutes away.
Wyoming is consistently ranked #1 by the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index due to a favorable tax model. Wyoming offers 1) No state corporate or individual income tax. 2) No inventory tax. 3) No sales tax on manufacturing equipment. 4) No sales tax on electricity and gas used in the manufac-turing process. 6) Low sales tax — currently 6%.
In addition to Wyoming’s ability to meet business needs, Cheyenne’s quality of life is what most people dream of. Cheyenne provides the restaurants and shopping opportunities of a larger city, while maintain low crime rates, great outdoor spaces, safe neighborhoods, good schools and clean air - all with an average commute time of just 14 minutes.
Several major companies like Microsoft, Eagle Claw Fishing & Tackle, VAE Nortrak, Wal-Mart Distribution Center and Lowe’s Distribution Center have chosen Cheyenne specifically for the ability to operate efficiently with access to large metropolitan area amenities and workforce. As the capitol of Wyoming, Cheyenne may be known for its western heritage, but combine that with available technology and business opportunity you can’t afford not to “Think Cheyenne.”