Cheyenne LEADS Announces 2022 Economic Development Week: May 9-13

Cheyenne, WY (May 3, 2022) Cheyenne LEADS will mark May 9 to May 13, 2022, as National Economic Development Week. During this week, communities across North America celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically diverse communities.

Created in 2016 by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.

As the economic development organization for Cheyenne and Laramie County, Cheyenne LEADS will use the week to recognize and educate the community on the importance of economic development throughout the state of Wyoming. 

On May 10, Cheyenne LEADS will host a free webinar. During the webinar Jared Walczak, the Vice President of State Projects for the Tax Foundation in Washington DC, will be presenting his study Evaluating Wyoming’s Business Tax Competitiveness.  Walczak will report how Wyoming compares to other states as it pertains to taxes and business attraction. “This information is important for anyone involved in economic development or economic development policy in Wyoming,” says Betsey Hale, CEcD – CEO of Cheyenne LEADS.

About Cheyenne LEADS

Cheyenne LEADS is a private, not-for-profit organization serving as the economic development entity for the city of Cheyenne and Laramie County, Wyoming. LEADS can assist businesses in all phases of relocation and expansion.

For 36 years, Cheyenne LEADS staff, Board of Directors, and due-paying members have dedicated their time and resources to a focused economic development effort. The Cheyenne LEADS Mission is to position Cheyenne and Laramie County as a location of choice for new and expanding businesses.

Tax Foundation Webinar Information:

May 10th at 8 am – no registration required

Webinar Link can be found at

Or contact Rachelle Zimmerman at for a direct link. 

For questions or quotes please contact:

Betsey Hale, CEcD

CEO – Cheyenne LEADS

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