Economic Development Organization for Cheyenne and Laramie County
We're Here to Help You Succeed
Cheyenne LEADS is the official source of economic development and business information for Cheyenne, Wyoming. As the capitol of Wyoming, we may be known for our western heritage, but we combine that together with new technology and business opportunity at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Cheyenne is located near the center of the U.S.A. at the crossroads of key transportation routes. The east-west highway (Interstate 80) connects San Francisco to New York City, and the north-south highway (Interstate 25) connects Cheyenne to Mexico via Denver, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. There are also two Class I railroads (BNSF and Union Pacific), and we are just 90 minutes away from Denver International Airport.
Innovative in encouraging growth, Cheyenne is an attractive location in the western U.S. with everything a company needs: five business parks, an average commute of 14 minutes, and workforce training grants of up to $4,000 matched dollars per employee for new positions. In fact, two of the business parks are owned by Cheyenne LEADS with 527 available build-ready acres in 41 parcels ranging in size from 3 to 60 acres.
Wyoming is consistently ranked #1 by the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index due to our favorable tax model:
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 manufacturing process
5. No state or local gross receipts tax
6. Low sales tax (4% state + 2% county)
Several major companies like Microsoft, Schlumberger, Brenntag, VAE Nortrak, and Wal-Mart and Lowe’s Distribution Centers have chosen Cheyenne specifically for the ability to operate efficiently with access to large metropolitan area amenities and workforce. In addition to our ability to meet business needs, Cheyenne’s quality of life is what most people hope for. Cheyenne provides the restaurants and shopping opportunities of a larger city, while maintaining low crime rates, great outdoor spaces, good schools, clean air and an involved community. Also:
• Access to kayaking, fishing, hiking and other recreational opportunities.
• Home to award winning Cheyenne Regional Medical and Cancer Centers.
• There are three major research universities and high-quality technical and vocational training within an hour’s drive.
• Cheyenne is served by multiple long-haul fiber optic carriers with services up to 100 GB.
Above all else, Cheyenne LEADS is here for you. Cheyenne LEADS will provide dedicated staff from its Business Development team who will help you get permits and approvals issued. In addition, LEADS staff will continue to support you through any potential grant projects, including grant submittal and administration, as well as support through construction of any grant funded projects, all at no cost to you.