Steenburgen Says Workforce Key State Asset
The President and C-E-O of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce says Wyoming's workforce--and training programs for workers--are a largely under-recognized economic asset. Dale Steenburgen says the state in general boasts a well educated, motivated workforce which is attractive to outside businesses. He says the workforce is also enhanced by a variety of training programs and the fact that state money is often available to train workers. Steenburgen says the workforce, combined with a relatively low cost of electricity and a generally favorable tax structure combine to make the state attractive to hi-tech companies like Microsoft, which announced Monday that it is locating a data center in Cheyenne.