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ENDOW To Host Fremont County Tours And Executive Council Meeting - 5/9-11 - Riverton, WY

May 8, 2018View for printing

Statewide Initiative Hosts Meetings on May 10-11 in Riverton

Cheyenne, Wyo. - The ENDOW Executive Council, which stands for Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming, will host a public meeting this Thursday and Friday, May 10 - 11 in Riverton.

The full agenda is available here ... cac3bdb.pdf .

The objective of this meeting is to prepare, present and discuss the most impactful and well-positioned economic sectors to drive diversification of Wyoming's economy now and decades into the future. The Executive Council will also seek feedback from public and private sector stakeholders as they work to identify big ideas to support long-term economic vitality.

The meetings will be held at the Wind River Hotel, 10269 WY-789, Riverton. The ENDOW Executive Council sessions will also be broadcast live via Facebook at

The ENDOW Executive Council is encouraging members of the public, as well as the media, to attend the meeting and provide feedback as well as suggestions for areas and industries of opportunity.

An agenda summary for the ENDOW Riverton meeting is as follows. Please note the agenda is subject to change:

Wednesday, May 9th

3:00 p.m. OPTIONAL Fremont County Tour

Thursday, May 10th

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

9:15 a.m. ENDOW ENGAGE

Empowering the Next Generations to Advance and Grow the Economy Summit

Question and Answer Session with Student Organizers

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

9:45 a.m. Next Generation Economic Engines

Understanding the work of the Next Generation Economic Engines Subcommittees, Building a vision for the Governor and citizens of Wyoming for a 20-year economic diversification strategy.

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

10:15 a.m. Next Generation Economic Engines Council Member Debrief

Each Subcommittee Chair & ENDOW Staff Support will have a station. Council Members will rotate to each station to connect and discuss the work of each subcommittee what's gone well, what's not, and potential cross-over issues. Council Members will be in groups of 3 and 4 and have 15 minutes of discussion time at each station before switching to the next station.

No broadcast - small group session.

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Potential ENDOW Aspirations

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

12:45 p.m. Next Generation Economic Engine - Subcommittee Work Sessions

Subcommittees will gather and finalize their presentations:

Defining the Subcommittee - The Vision Statement

Identifying Priority Economic Subsectors within the Economic Engine

Identifying Aspirations for each Priority Economic Subsector (Benchmarks/Metrics)

Challenges for each Economic Subsector

Initial List of Policies to Support Growth for each Economic Subsector

No broadcast - small group session.

4:00 p.m. August 1 Report Outline and Timeline

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

4:15 p.m. Business Development and Innovation Zones

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

4:45 p.m. Legislative Update

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

5:15 p.m. Public Comment

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

5:45 p.m. Adjourn

Friday, May 11th

8:00 a.m. Advanced Manufacturing Presentation

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

8:35 a.m. Sustainable Harvest Presentation

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

9:10 a.m. Knowledge and Creative Presentation

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Valued-Added Natural Resources Presentation

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

10:50 a.m. Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Presentation

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

11:25 a.m. Public Comment

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

11:55 a.m. Lunch

12:25 p.m. Recap and Next Steps

Broadcast on Facebook Live.

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

For questions, to arrange interviews, or to attend any of the local tours, please contact ENDOW Communications Coordinators Annaliese Wiederspahn at 307-631-5970 or Kristin Walker at 307-690-4705, or email



ENDOW aims to facilitate broader, lasting economic growth at the state and local level by capitalizing on the state's No. 1 strength: Wyoming people. ENDOW is an opportunity for Wyoming to take the reins and realize a future where the state can prosper no matter the economic climate or the status of commodity prices.

The ENDOW Executive Council submitted its first report to Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature on Aug. 30. The Wyoming socioeconomic assessment established a baseline for the Preliminary Recommendations submitted on Dec. 29, 2017. The economic diversification strategy is due by Aug. 1, 2018. Additional information on ENDOW can found at

Full Agenda: ... cac3bdb.pdf

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