Community Readiness

About Community Readiness

In a BRC Community Readiness project, no specific business is committed to expand or locate in the community. Instead, the community is focused on building necessary infrastructure to prepare for future business development supported by community planning documentation.

The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) has developed a new Business Ready Communities (BRC) grant and loan program application effective Dec. 1, 2021. This application is better aligned with the State of Wyoming’s economic development strategy, recently adopted program rules, and newly established evaluation criteria. Staff also updated the new application to clarify some questions past applicants felt were confusing.

Application Details

  • Limited to one Community Readiness Project per applicant per calendar year
  • Applications due on or before June 1st or November 1st

Forms & Templates

Department of Revenue

Revenue Recapture Plan

Revenue generated by the applicant must be recaptured at a negotiated rate commensurate with the public investment.  

If the total net revenue generated is less than the BRC grant amount, then no less than 25% of net revenue shall be recaptured to the BRC fund. However, if the total net revenue generated is equal to or more than the BRC grant amount, then no less than 25% of the BRC award shall be recaptured to the BRC fund. Revenue paid to the BRC fund shall not exceed the original grant amount of the project. 

Revenue recapture requirements may be satisfied by repayment of a BRC loan or via revenue recapture payments unless otherwise prohibited by applicable statutes, rules or regulations. 

All funds recaptured at the local level shall be placed in a segregated economic development account or separate line item within a budget.

No more than 50% of local recapture may be used for operational expenses of the agent of the applicant such as a local economic, community, or state organization if matched dollar-for-dollar by local funds. The Council staff may, at its expense, conduct an audit of records of the agent for the applicant

Revenue recapture must be repaid to the BRC fund annually or according to a schedule agreeable to Council staff.

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