By Tom Dixon, Content Marketing Manager

December 3, 2018


Housing Success Story

A shortage of the right type of housing to fit local needs is a common challenge for all Wyoming communities.

Unmet housing needs lead to higher costs for families, a shortage of workers for businesses and fewer resources for local governments.

The Wyoming Business Council’s updated housing profiles offer an overview of the variety of housing struggles faced by each county. The profiles, which can be found at www.wyomingbusiness.org/commtoolbox, address commuter patterns, poverty, unemployment rates and how much of a family’s income is committed to housing costs. Each profile then draws conclusions from this wealth of data that may point local leaders toward potential solutions.

The county profiles are only one piece of the Business Council’s toolkit to address housing needs in the state. The toolkit also aggregates best practices, housing resources and local success stories.

This is the second year the Business Council has provided housing data on each of Wyoming’s 23 counties.

For more information, call Community Initiatives Director Kim Porter at 307-777-5812, or email her at kim.porter@wyo.gov.

Community

Related News & Updates

Sweetwater County planning for a diversified future

Sweetwater County planning for a diversified future
  • Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sweetwater County is planning for the future with a targeted industry study funded in part by a $50,000 grant from the Wyoming Business Council. The undertaking includes development of a 15,000 acre...

Read More

Cheyenne Regional Airport passenger count rebounds

Cheyenne Regional Airport passenger count rebounds
  • Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

In 2015, the Wyoming Business Council provided a $3 million grant toward the construction of a 28,700 square-foot terminal at Cheyenne Regional Airport to replace an aging 1960s structure. The project...

Read More