The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) approved $18,592,642 in Business Ready Community grant and loan requests Thursday at its meeting in Cheyenne.

The SLIB is made up of the five statewide elected officials: Gov. Matt Mead, Secretary of State Max Maxfield, State Treasurer Mark Gordon, State Auditor Cynthia Cloud, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.

Some of the projects approved include:

Jackson received a $1.5 million Business Committed Grant for the Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole.

Natrona County received a $1.5 million Business Committed Grant for water and sewer infrastructure for the Casper Crude to Rail, LLC.

Thayne was approved for a $1,089,000 Business Committed Grant for the Star Valley Medical Center.

Laramie County was approved for a $2.25 million Managed Data Center Cost Reduction Program Grant for the second phase of Microsoft’s expansion.

Carbon County was approved for an $849,715 Community Readiness Grant for the Career and Technical Education Center Road Extension project.

A complete list of the projects approved by the SLIB board can be found here.