About Cheyenne LEADS
Cheyenne LEADS is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving as the economic development entity for the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County, Wyoming. LEADS is funded by small businesses, larger corporations, and individual dues-paying members. Cheyenne LEADS also contracts with the City of Cheyenne, Laramie County, and the Laramie County/Cheyenne Economic Development Joint Powers Board to provide economic development services.
These services include but are not limited to, Business Attraction & Marketing and Business Retention & Expansion. LEADS prides itself on being the link between the community and site selectors, businesses or individuals.
Cheyenne LEADS is also the owner of the Cheyenne Business Parkway, a 900-acre business park, and the 740-acre North Range Business Park. Both business parks are shovel-ready and enjoy immediate access to I-80.
Economic development benefits everyone. For Example: A Study conducted by the University of Wyoming’s Center for Business and Economic Analysis found that for every $1 provided as a land incentive by Cheyenne LEADS between 1992 – 2020, Laramie County and the State of Wyoming received a net gain of $5.60 in the form of fiscal revenue. The Annual Economic Impact of those companies is $213M
Cheyenne LEADS propagates a healthy local economy for the prosperity of current and future generations of Laramie County by focusing on recruiting and retaining primary jobs and attracting new capital investment.
Our Core Values
Community Mindfulness – We make thoughtful and deliberative decisions that create significant positive impacts on our community.
Bootstrapping – We have the initiative, fortitude, and commitment to seize opportunities and see things through.
Character and Credibility – We have a deep fidelity towards mutually beneficial relationships based on trust, competence, and authenticity.
Cheyenne LEADS, the Cheyenne-Laramie County Corporation for Economic Development, is an outgrowth of the deliberations, studies, wide-ranging in-depth interviews and public workshops conducted by an Economic Development Taskforce established in late 1985 to formulate an economic development strategy for Cheyenne and Laramie County, Wyoming. The result, Cheyenne LEADS became a new kind of organization, whose structure has been carefully thought out to respond both to the Economic Development needs of Cheyenne and Laramie County-as the people themselves have identified them-and to the realities of the marketplace.
The task force discovered that meaningful economic development requires a sustained, full-time, business-like approach. Cheyenne LEADS has been organized as a business, managed by paid, professional staff and accountable to the “stockholders,” its dues-paying members.
A summary of LEADS’ success since its inception in 1986 includes more than 80 plus new companies recruited and more than 6,000 new jobs created. The annual payroll from these companies exceeds $170 million, with a capital investment of over $1.2 billion.