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Relief program provides $82M; more than half of applicants left empty-handed

By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER – A coronavirus-related relief program aimed at pumping money into hurting businesses in Wyoming has ended. But over half of all eligible applicants did not end up receiving the money…

Endurance Fund closes after paying $82.8 million to applicants

The Wyoming Business Council announced today that all CARES Act dollars allocated to the Endurance Fund have been fully expended, dedicated to paying applications from entities that did not previously receive COVID-19 Business Relief Program (BRP) awards. A total of…

State launches aid program for businesses stung by COVID-19

By Brandon Foster Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER – Wyoming bars and restaurants that lose business because of the state’s COVID-19 measures will be able to apply for relief through a new state program, the governor’s office announced…

COVID-19 Business Relief Program application process is ending

The Wyoming Business Council will close applications for the COVID-19 Business Relief Program’s Agriculture and Endurance funds at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. All eligible farmers, ranchers, businesses and nonprofits that have not applied should do so as soon…

Business relief program funding for agriculture coming in November

◆ Business Council is in the process of finalizing the new Agriculture Fund. Provided by the Wyoming Business Council Governor Mark Gordon has allocated $90 million in federal CARES Act funding to help the state’s agriculture industry recover from the…

Silver Star fiber expansion project making final call for sign-ups in Southern Star Valley

Ever since Silver Star was awarded CARES Act funding through Wyoming Business Council, the company has been in a race against time to build out fiber in the area defined as the southern Star Valley CARES Fiberhood. The project timeline…

Business Council seeks boost in relief applications in nine counties

◆ 56 entities have requested $3 million in total from the Relief and Mitigation funds. Provided by the Wyoming Business Council While applications are open to all eligible businesses and nonprofits throughout the state, the Wyoming Business Council encourages entities…

Lawmakers advance bills to help agribusinesses, meat processing facilities

———– ◆ Bills would appropriate $80 million for farming and ranching businesses. By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange Lawmakers advanced legislation Friday aiming to boost the state’s meat processing facilities and provide more financial relief to…

Economy looking up – uncertainty remains in Western Wyoming

◆ Coin shortage is not an issue at this point. It’s a mixed bag of improvement and uncertainly as far as the economy in Western Wyoming is concerned. SVI Media recently had the chance to talk with Bank of Star…

COVID-19 Interruption Fund closes as demand exceeds expectations

◆ While the Interruption Fund has closed, the Business Council expects to open Ongoing Relief Fund to eligible businesses in mid-July. By Ron Gullberg Strategic Partnerships Director Wyoming Business Council Wyoming small business owners’ demand for COVID-19 Business Relief Interruption…