Uranium Company Moves Headquarters from Colorado to Cheyenne

CHEYENNE –Cheyenne LEADS is excited that uranium mining company, Cameco Corp. announced earlier this week that it will move its U.S. headquarters from Lakewood, Colorado to Cheyenne next year.

Spokesman for Cameco, Ken Vaughn said Tuesday that the move is scheduled for February 1, 2010 and will bring about 12 new jobs to Wyoming.  Vaughn says the company has several more Wyoming projects under development.

LEADS met with company officials in September when they toured the city.  “We are excited that Cameco chose Cheyenne for its headquarter relocation and look forward to working with them in the near future to help this project run smoothly,” commented Scott Sutherland, Vice President of Cheyenne LEADS.

The Canadian-based company is one of the world’s largest uranium producers.  Cameco owns and operates the Smith Ranch-Highland in-situ uranium mine near Glenrock, the only operating uranium mine in Wyoming. It also owns and operates the Crow Butte in-situ uranium mine near Crawford, Neb.  The company currently employs 165 people in Wyoming and 69 in Nebraska.

Cheyenne LEADS is a member-supported private non-profit corporation devoted to bringing jobs and economic opportunity to Laramie County.  LEADS serves as the Economic Development entity for the City of Cheyenne and for Laramie County, Wyoming.