Can Wyoming companies successfully compete for work in the Aerospace and Wind Sector? Yes
Forward Sheridan is providing a case study that showcases National Industrial companies that have used Wyoming companies for specific tasks. To do this we are bringing them to Sheridan to interact with our businesses in an open conversation.
Why look at Aerospace and Wind?
Neighboring states Colorado and Utah are the #2 and #4 largest aerospace states and both border Wyoming. In addition, large federal aerospace contracts have specific small business set aside quotas that can favor Wyoming companies. Wind is expected to capitalize greater than $8.5 Billion in Wyoming by 2021. Wyoming companies can do some of this work.
Are there technical obstacles that need to be addressed?
Yes, these industries are sticklers for documentation and certifications. Some Wyoming manufactures are working toward these with the assistance of University of Wyoming. This meeting will clearly provide our local companies with demonstrated technical assistance.
There is no charge for this event. We are asking for information as to who is coming and what their role is. This enables our speakers to be more focused and some control on head count.