WPR News
3:47 pm
Fri March 19, 2004

3 Communities Apply for Job Creation Money

Cheyenne, WY – Three Wyoming communities have applied for money from the Business Council to create new jobs. The City of Cody want funding to help Fremont Motor Company, Big Horn County is hoping to help Hawkins and Powers Aviation, and Sheridan County is requesting money to build a business park. All three applications says the money would bring new jobs to the communities. Steve Achter from the Business Council says their Board of Directors could fund all three proposals, if they pass certain requirements. He says they want to be sure these are solid projects with strong companies that will create jobs. The companies that would benefit from the grants must also put up some sort of investment. The businesses claim this would mean 150 new jobs. The Council will consider the applocations next Thursday in Douglas. The Council doesn't have to fund the entire requests, but Achter says they won't underfund any of them.