Sheridan Community Perspectives
Updates on the state of business in the Sheridan community from Forward Sheridan CEO, Jay Stender.
Forward Sheridan will be providing the Sheridan City Council a brief update of our activities on Monday July 1. Our board of directors welcomes these events to inform interested entities about our activities. Our constituency is Sheridan’s business community for the most part and Council activities and decisions can and do affect us. One Cent Tax money assists us with operational costs such as labor, physical plant, infrastructure, and travel. As an example, we used […]
Governor Mark Gordon visited Sheridan to get a feel for our community economy. This was a great opportunity for some of our businesses to interact directly with the new Governor. Clearly the State of Wyoming has been very productive enabling infrastructure as well as buildings to aid our advanced manufacturing efforts. The diversity of our economic setting is an advantage which reduces the cycling from extractive markets. Local businesses Kennon Products, Vacutech, Emit, and Weatherby […]
Forward Sheridan conducted our annual strategic planning session March 7. These sessions enable our board members to voice their concerns and provide priorities around our scope of work. We are fortunate to have board members that take the time and are engaged about our role and the efforts we make. We are driven by A3 : Awareness, Attitude, and Action toward economic development.
Two specific items were identified that define our organization. First, as a “go […]
We continue, as an organization, to make a purposeful effort to reach out, usually one on one, with our investors-stakeholders. This outreach has several specific aspects. The first and foremost is to ask what is their most pressing concern for day to day sustainability. This focuses the discussion on our current mission – what they, the businesses, deem as important and valued. Second, it is very valuable to understand how they view the economic climate […]
Forward Sheridan we often seek and receive input on pressing issues around our business community. As an example employee recruitment, retention, business market recruitment, housing and cyber security are the norm in recent months. To stay focused, our FS Board of Directors annually conducts a “strategic planning” session just prior to July to address our leadership and priority. First Interstate Bank hosted our planning session the later part of May and resulted in the following […]
The State of Wyoming, via the ENDOW recommendations, is forming a task force to address commercial air service throughout the State. The initial meeting is next week in Sheridan. Sheridan County Commissioner Steve Maier is part of this task force – his presence on the task force is a huge benefit for Sheridan – we need a voice. The model system operated by Key Lime Air was initiated by Businessman Bruce Garber, almost 4 years […]