The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) will consider three Wyoming Business Council Business Ready Community (BRC) grant requests totaling $3,148,935 at its June 18, 2015 meeting.
The SLIB will meet at 8 a.m. in room B-63 of the Herschler Building in Cheyenne.
The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors recommended during meetings on May 28 and June 11 the SLIB approve the grant requests. The Business Council administers the BRC program, which provides financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development and diversity within Wyoming communities.
The Business Council Board of Directors is required by state statute to forward all BRC recommendations to the SLIB for final approval. The SLIB is comprised of the five statewide elected officials: governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, and state superintendent of public instruction.
The recommendations that will be considered are:
BRC Community Readiness
Alpine requests a $3 million Community Readiness grant to purchase private water and sewer infrastructure from North Star Utility (NSU) to accommodate the town’s growth strategy. (Recommended to the SLIB in full)
BRC Community Enhancement
Pine Bluffs requests a $123,935 BRC Community Enhancement Grant to create the Veterans Memorial and Community Plaza on a 7,000 square-foot lot between two downtown buildings. (Recommended to the SLIB in full).
Jackson requests a $25,000 BRC Planning Grant to study the feasibility of a bike share program for the community. (Recommended to the SLIB in full).
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