Michael b Enzi STEM Facility
University of Wyoming
Providing 32 teaching laboratories equipped for chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and computer science, this facility began hosting classes in 2016. It represents a $50 million public investment.
NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center
National Science Foundation
Since 2012, the University of Wyoming has enjoyed privileged access to the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne. It represents a $100 million public private-federal facility investment. It’s one of the world’s fastest big-data computers.
HIGH BAY RESEARCH FACILITY
University of Wyoming
A $50 million private-public investment. This facility opened in 2017, it is equipped to carry out large scale research and development to solve energy-related challenges. Meant to host studies and projects to improve understanding in porous media unconventional reservoir production and coal conversion.
Energy Innovation Center
University of Wyoming
A $25 million public-private investment and home to the School of Energy Resources was completed in 2013. It is a collaborative facility where students, researchers, academic professionals and industry partners can engage in solving challenges in the energy industry.
Engineering Education and Research Building
University of Wyoming
Built to be a learning and discovery continuum to promote innovation and creativity among students and faculty. The Approximately 100,000 square-foot building is the most ambitious construction project in the university’s history at $105 million.
taxes & incentives
WYOMING TAXES & TAX EXEMPTIONS
LCBA understands that each business not only offers unique advantages to the community, but has unique needs as well. Therefore, the LCBA staff is willing to work with interested businesses on a one-on-one basis to develop specific strategies and possible incentives.
- State Income Tax: Wyoming has no corporate or personal income tax.
- Business Inventory Tax: Wyoming imposes none.
- Property Tax: Wyoming property taxes are some of the lowest in the USA.
- Sales Tax: The State of Wyoming’s sales tax is 4%. In Albany County the sales tax is 6%, due to an additional 1% sales tax and 1% special use tax.
- Sales & Use Tax Exemptions: Wyoming imposes no sales tax on energy consumed in the process of manufacturing. Wyoming imposes no sales tax on the purchase of equipment that will be used in the manufacturing process. There are also sales tax exemptions for certain equipment purchased for data centers.
Connectivity with Government
Businesses can access and build relationships with local, state and national representatives. Companies in Laramie, Wyoming can enjoy accessibility that other states simply can’t provide. For example, the governor meets with interested companies regularly to hear needs and establish long-term relationships.
HUBZone – Albany County is a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) determined by the United States Small Business Administration. This includes gaining government contracts. By meeting certain criteria, like having your principal office in Albany County and employing local workforce, you could qualify for several federal incentives.
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) from USDA
A federal program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with grants available up to $500,000 for using renewable and efficient energy sources.
Persons 25+ with
Bachelor's Degree or higher: 2014-2018
Mean commute time (minutes) to work, workers 16+
Major East/West freight route
THE UNIVESRITY OF WYOMING
Serving as Wyoming’s only university and four-year post-secondary education institution; Professors are leading globally-noted research programs and teaching more than 12,000 students right here in Laramie.
COLLEGES & SCHOOLS
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Accredited by the AACSB, which recognizes fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide.
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Globally known leaders are graduates from the college.
College of Health Sciences
Nationally accredited Pharmacy program with graduates scoring higher than average on national licensure exams.
School of Energy Resources
Home to Shell 3D Visualization Center, allowing work with highly complex data sets.
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)
Advances the understanding of the resolution of environment and natural resource issues.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Robust Research Department with top-level graduate students.
College of Arts & Sciences
45th in Earth Sciences in the US according to US News and World Report.
College of Education
Courses challenge students to think critically and provide a framework for educators of tomorrow.
College of Law
Ranked as Best Value Law School by preLaw Magazine in 2017.
WyoTech is a frontrunner in the Automotive, Collision and Diesel industries. The trade school provides a top-notch, concentrated training program that prepares students for the growing demand for technicians in the automotive and diesel industries. WyoTech is proud to be accredited by the high standards of ACCSC’s accreditation requirements and offers a wide variety or core and specialty programs. The school strives to uphold the best training, experience, and outcomes for their students.
Laramie County Community College has campus resources in both Laramie and Albany counties.
LCCC provides over 25 degree programs
- Computer Information Systems
LCCC works with the community to provide
- Workforce Development: Working with an organization to provide workforce and technical training classes.
- Professional Development: Achieving performance, productivity and profitability goals with customized training.
- Job Training: Working with local partners to provide
UW Lab School
A long-standing history spanning over 130 years with a unique setting on the University of Wyoming campus, serving K through 9 with research-based education.
Snowy Range Academy
Serving kindergarten through 8th grades, this tuition-free public charter school has an emphasis on academics and focuses on parental involvement.
A tuition-free charter school with a mission to support the development of the whole child through an authentic Montessori environment.
Albany County School District #1
Holds a vision of entrusting and empowering everyone to excel with values in engagement, collaboration, equity, and transparency.