The goal of Goshen Economic Development’s Progress Program is to reinvest one-quarter cent of sales tax funds back in Goshen County businesses and municipalities. Goshen County businesses are the lifeblood of Goshen County, and it is vital that the economic development sales tax is reinvested to continue growth and prosperity. GED provides economic development support to Goshen County and its communities.
Here are the businesses and municipalities that the Progress Program helped this quarter...
ELK Eco Cycle
Aug 2, 2022
ELK Eco Cycle Recycling Facility
Torrington, WY --- Goshen Economic Development welcomes a new non-profit to Torrington. ELK Eco Cycle is a recycling company located in the old City of Torrington recycling facility. A partnership between ELK, City of Torrington, and Goshen Economic Development, the venture offers self-serve depositories for pre-sorted aluminum cans, clean steel cans, and cardboard. Loose paper products must be delivered during business hours, usually 8-10AM M-F. Blue dumpsters for cardboard are located at select businesses throughout Torrington. ELK is locally owned and operated by Kurt L. Evezich.
ELK Eco Cycle is located at 310 Curtis Avenue, Torrington, WY (just west of Deacons Restaurant) and they can be reached at (307)532-1026. Please leave a message.
Torrington Rotary
June 28, 2022
Scott Prusia GED Board President; Nate Hibben Rotary President; Jeff Jones GED Vice-President and Rotarian; Al Meloni GED Secretary/Treasurer and Rotarian; Brett Malm Rotary Past-President; Brayden Connour GED CEO and John Hansen, Rotarian.
Torrington, WY --- Goshen Economic Development awarded the Torrington Rotary Club with a Progress Program grant in the amount of $5,000 to help offset the cost of a new Audio/Video system upgrade at the Cottonwood Country Club, where Rotary meetings are held weekly. The system currently in use is antiquated and was in need of an upgrade to better serve members and the public, alike.

According to Rotary Past President, Brett Malm, the benefits of this equipment upgrade include allowing for the Cottonwood Country Club Facility to be open to the public to utilize the equipment as needed. Prices to rent the facility could be priced for members and non-members accordingly but would be open to the public for a variety of needs or events such as weddings, funerals, receptions, business meetings and other public or community events. Additionally, this will provide a public forum for presentations by prospective businesses wanting to come to Goshen County to communicate their business plan or create additional commerce or economic development.

“The space can also serve as an additional meeting room space (located on one floor with no stairs) with the technology to hold a conference or meeting, which today, is very limited in Goshen County,” Malm said. “The enhanced technology benefit also creates and allows for more interaction between the presenters and those in attendance.”
Torrington Cinemas
June 13, 2022
Photo includes: Brayden Connour, CEO Goshen Economic Development; Marie Flanagan, Torrington Cinemas; Scott Prusia, President of Goshen Economic Development Board
Torrington, WY --- Goshen Economic Development (GED) presented Torrington Cinemas with a grant utilizing ¼ cent sales tax for economic development funding. The grant will be used to help offset the cost of repairing its projectors. After the theater purchase, the projectors were found in disrepair and needing work. Brandon and Marie Flanagan opened Torrington Cinemas at the end of March. GED is thankful the Flanagan’s reopened this staple of downtown Torrington.
Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast
Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, the Annual Ag Appreciation Breakfast was a success. The meal for Goshen County Fair participants and volunteers went off without a hitch the morning of Fair Day. As you can see by our pancake line, everyone was happy to get up with the sun, flip pancakes, and scramble eggs to show our appreciation for the Agricultural Community.
Grand Opening of Bluebird Boutique
The Bluebird Boutique opened its doors on July 29th in the 21st & Main Building. They offer an assortment of women's fashion clothing and accessories, including mugs and candles. Bluebird Boutique styles are also available online.
Community Development Director
Leann Mattis hired as
Community Development Director
Goshen Economic Development welcomes Leann Mattis as the Community Development Director, working under the Wyoming Main Street umbrella.
Leann will be responsible for small business development through attraction, retention, expansion and entrepreneurial support as well as community and Main Street beautification and events.
Leann graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the University of Wyoming in 2007. While attending UW, she was a member of the cheerleading squad and dance team. She has a background in recruitment, radio production/broadcasting and journalism.

Leann and her husband Matt have two children, Ava and Asher. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and watching her children participate in their various activities. With a passion for dance and working with children, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit, she is also the owner/director of WYO Dance Force in Torrington.

Leann believes that Goshen County is a wonderful community with unlimited potential.
Goshen Bucks
 $4,120 in Goshen Bucks
spent since inception in 2021!
Goshen Bucks are easy to use:
  • Work like cash
  • Available in denominations of $5, $10, and $20.
  • Easy for any business to participate
  • You know the money stays local

Goshen Bucks are more than a gift certificate to one business; it is a way for the recipient to choose where they spend. With 35 participating companies, the recipient has so many options! They are a way to help keep our local economy vibrant and strong.

The graph shows the significant impact that these bucks have had on each local business. Every business that trades their Goshen Bucks in for cash, we know these dollars were spent in Goshen County!
Goshen Bucks will be available at our Goshen Chamber, located in the 21st & Main Building. Goshen Bucks can be used for goods, services, and more.
To purchase Bucks by cash or check, contact Moriah at 307-532-3879x1 or visit us at 2042 Main Street. 
Additional information is available at
Ribbon Cuttings & Business After Hours
WyoBraska Family Practice
Goshen Economic Development is pleased to welcome WyoBraska Family Practice, a new business in Goshen County located on 2810 W B St, Torrington, Wyoming. GED Team was joined by family, friends and community members in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of WyoBraska Family Practice!

Aaron specializes in chronic disease management, G.I. digestive health and sees patients of all ages, including DOT physicals. He is accepting new patients. If you want to make an appointment, call 307-532-5111 to get started.
Bluebird Boutique
Bluebird Boutique had a warm welcome from friends, family and Goshen Economic Development Board members at their Ribbon Cutting.

Main Street
Music on Main Concert Series
If you have been downtown Torrington during a Music on Main Concert, you can not help but enjoy the fun. Thanks to the generous local business and organization sponsors, we can offer Goshen County free admission to enjoy music during our summer concert series. The event also offers food from local restaurants, food trucks, a beer garden, and fun activities to do with the kids. Bring a chair and enjoy the summer jams!
Goshen Main Street Community Art
The Goshen Main Street Committee worked with a team of public art market researchers to provide an asset now available to any organization that would like to pursue a community art project. Here is a little snippet of what's inside:
"Goshen County is proud to showcase the exceptional character of our people and places. We present you with this guide to encourage the county-wide cultivation of diverse forms of art that embody the artistic and cultural spirit of our particular way of life. With your help, we will build a collection of public art that tells our human story in a shared language of work, play, struggle, dreams, history, and future — spoken with unmistakable Goshen County pride."
Goshen Visitor Center is Moving!
The Goshen Visitors Center is moving and will now be in the Homesteaders Museum! The move will bring new displays of the history and culture of Goshen County with curated artifacts of our area. More details will be released, and a ribbon cutting for the new improved Visitors Center will be in the future.
Are you getting the most out of your GEDC membership?
By joining Goshen Economic Development and Chamber, you get the whole package. You gain insurance discounts, help with marketing, and a team to aid you with your business needs. We know that small business owners wear many hats, so let us help you. If you are unsure what benefits you receive, schedule an appointment with Moriah. Learn how your membership could help grow your business! 
Moriah Harkins
Membership and Marketing Manager
307-532-3879 ext. 1
2042 Main Street
Torrington, WY 82240
Member Spotlight
Tea Kettle Bed & Breakfast
Tea Kettle Bed & Breakfast represents authentic western culture with an experience of home-cooked meals among the breathtaking view of the valley. Enjoy coffee on the porch while indulging in homemade bread, pies, and ice cream just like your mother did. The warm hospitality is only offered in a charming town like Torrington, Wyoming.
New Members
These businesses and organizations have joined Economic Development and Chamber as new members!
Big Wood Tree Service - Bronze Member
Big Wood is locally owned and operated. They are a full-service tree service to include pruning, trimming, removal, and stump grinding. They are equipped to handle all jobs and offer emergency tree removal.
Bluebird Boutique - Silver Member
The Bluebird Boutique opened its doors in the 21st & Main Building. They offer an assortment of women's fashion clothing and accessories, including mugs and candles.
The Corner Bar - Bronze Member
The Corner Bar in Lingle, Wyoming, offers a unique atmosphere with outstanding service and great food!
Enroll Wyoming - Bronze Member
Helping You Navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Find quality health insurance at affordable rates
  • Compare coverage options
  • Find out if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage
  • Get help enrolling
Farm Bureau Financial Services - Bronze Member
At Farm Bureau Financial Services, we’re about more than insurance, more than products, more than the bricks and mortar that make up our buildings. We’re about you – your family, your home, your future.
Gleaners Union Community Club - Non-Profit
This club maintains the building on Buttermilk Road. They host fundraisers, community plays, game nights, card nights, and Christmas programs.
Goshen Rooster Booster - Non-Profit
Goshen Rooster Booster hosts fundraisers to provide hunting and fishing scholarships, education for youths' hunter safety, and preservation efforts for Goshen County.
Hayfield Cabins, LLC - Bronze Member
Cabins nestled in the hayfields of Fort Laramie, this vacation destination is the perfect way to unplug and enjoy the quiet countryside. It offers all the amenities of Fort Laramie and the rest of the county within proximity.
Holiday Inn Express - Bronze Member
Torrington is located in the southeast corner of the Wyoming plains. The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Torrington boasts excellent services and comfortable, practical amenities.
Lingle Volunteer Fire Department - Non-Profit
LVFD holds extensive volunteer hours helping protect and serve the community.
Simply Real Estate - Bronze Member
Suzanne Keller and her team make buying and selling real estate simple.
Thrifty's Gas & Liquor - Bronze Member
Thrifty's is under new ownership and ready to provide fast and convenient service.
Tri-County Small Engine Repair - Bronze Member
Reliable service for all your small engine repair needs. Free pickup and delivery on all projects.
WyoBraska Family Practice - Bronze Member
Aaron specializes in chronic disease management, G.I. digestive health and sees patients of all ages, including DOT physicals. He is accepting new patients. If you want to make an appointment, call 307-532-5111 to get started.
Cottonwood Farm
Town of Fort Laramie
Town of LaGrange
28th Avenue Dance Studio 
307 Realty Professionals 
A&C Sheet Metal 
America's Best Value Inn 
Asmus Auto Sales
Baker & Associates
Bear Creek Rubs
Bee Chilled 
Big Wood Tree Service
Body Workz
Bread Doctor 
Bubbles N Biscuits
Caylor & Genz
Cellular Plus Verizon 
Century 21 Valley Realty
Cherry Creek Metals
Cook Farms
The Corner Bar
Cottonwood Catering
Cottonwood Country Club 
Cowboy AG Finance, LLC
Dana Cole & Company
Deines Irrigation
Dinklage Feed Yard 
Dyecrest Farms 
Eastern Wyoming Eye Clinic
Eddington & Sturgeon Law Offices
Edward Jones - Misty Kaufman
Edward Jones - Sam Wagner
Ellis Harvest Home
Emporium Restaurant
Family Dentistry, PC
Farm Credit Services of America
First American Title 
Fisher Family Solutions, LLC
Frank Parts Company
Gary's Gun Shop
Goshen County Fair Association
Goshen Veterinary Clinic 
Griggs Family Dental
Gro Business Solutions
Joe & Gaylene Guth
GW Mechanical Inc.
Hayfield Cabins, LLC
Hot Tamn's
Java Jar
Kelley Integrity Safety Solutions 
Kenda Knudsen, CPA
Lingle Fort Laramie Conservation District
Long's Excavation and Construction 
Lujan Cleaning Service
McNamee Auction Company 
Miller Cattle & Feed Yard
Matt & Sophie Moore
Natures Composites (RRM Composites)
Newman Ranch
North Platte Physical Therapy
North Platte Valley Conservation District
Off the Hook
Oliver's Real Estate 
Olson Tire Company
Open Barrel Brewing Company
Orr Alignment & Lube 
Patrick Brothers
Premier Bone and Joint
Premier Properties
Print Express
Renovation X, LLC
Revive CPR
Richardson Insurance 
Rutt Commercial Properties
Sew Addicting
Simplot Grower Solutions
Simply Real Estate
South Goshen Conservation District
State Farm - Mike Rafferty
Steamboat Chiropractic Health & Wellness
TDS Collection Service
Tea Kettle Ranch Bed & Breakfast 
Todd Peterson
Torrington Office Supply
Torrington Vision Clinic, PC
Tri-County Small Engine Repair
Ty's Pitstop
Valley Motor Supply 
Wagner's Floral
Wagons West Realty
Ward Trenching
Wattle & Daub Contractors
Webb Orthodontics
Weisshaar and Associates 
Wesley Anderson Insurance Agency
Western Material Handling Wyoming
Windmill Realty
Wyoming Community Gas 
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
Wyoming Goose Nest
Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution
Wyoming Wellness Center, LLC
XESI Document Solution 
All Saints Episcopal Church 
Bell Park Towers
Diversified Services Inc
Enroll Wyoming
Family Church of the Nazarene
First Baptist Church 
Fort Laramie Historical Association  
Golden Manor Inc [Golden Homes Inc]  
Goshen Community Theatre
Goshen County 4-H Council  
Goshen County Democratic Central Committee
Goshen County Historical Society 
Goshen County Library 
Goshen County Quilters
Goshen County School District #1 
Goshen County Senior Friendship Center 
Goshen County Sportsman Club
Goshen County Task Force
Goshen County Rooster Booster
Gracie's Promise
Kiwanis of Goshen County
Lingle Volunteer Fire Department 
Memorial Hospital of Converse County
Moose Lodge
North Hills Baptist Church 
Saint Joseph Children's Home
Sonrise Church
Southeastern Wyoming Art Association 
Sunrise Historic & Prehistoric Preservation (SHAPPS)
Torrington Elks Lodge #1726 
Torrington Lions Club
Torrington Little League
Torrington Rotary Club 
Travis Snow Post #5 American Legion 
University of Wyoming/Manufacturing Works
Valley Christian School 
Wyoming Cancer Resource Center
WYO Help
Wyoming Child and Family Development
Wyoming Health Fair
Yoder Volunteer Fire Department
Michael & Linda Evans
Allison Barker
Doug Mercer 
Doug Ring
Gary Olson 
Harriet Hageman
Jayne Shimic
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