Jack Crews stared as the Wal-Mart site crew drove away, taking hundreds of prospective jobs with them.
on the side of a road outside Cheyenne, Crews turned to his team of
economic developers and said, “That’s never going to happen to us
patch of dirt Wal-Mart once turned down is now part of the Cheyenne
Business Parkway — one of two LEADS-started business parks and home to
12 businesses and nearly 2,000 jobs, according to LEADS CEO Randy Bruns.
than 20 years later and just 180 miles away, Casper's economic
development team is taking steps toward using similar tools to attract
new businesses.More here