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Surging Oil Industry Brings Opportunity To Rural California
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U.S. Rig Count Rises Six This Week to 933

Oklahoma declined by four rigs and Wyoming was down one.

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Wyoming Gets $2 Million to Retrain Laid-Off Coal Workers

Mead and the Department of Workforce Services worked with the Wyoming Workforce Development Council, as well as local economic development groups and other organizations, to access the federal funding.

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Wyoming’s Economy Ranked Last in the Country

“As the state’s attention focuses on growing and diversifying Wyoming’s economy during this current downturn, all of the inherent benefits of doing business in Wyoming can come in to play,” Gullberg says.

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High Oil Prices Continue To Drive Gas Prices Steadily Upwards
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U.S. Rig Count Up; Wyoming Loses Two

The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May at 404.

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Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally At Valdosta State University In Georgia
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Trump: ‘The Miners Are Going Back to Work in Wyoming’ [VIDEO]

"My administration will put the miners back to work and we will unleash the power of clean coal, oil, natural gas and shale energy," Trump said.

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Artist Jeff Hubbell’s “Prairie Dog Town” is among murals planned for Laramie’s downtown district.
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Laramie’s Public Art Important for a Vibrant Economy [VIDEO]

While other industries at a state or local level may suffer at the behest of larger market forces, the appeal of a thriving local arts scene can weather the storm and provide much-needed tax dollars as other revenue streams shrink.

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Harris: Support Local Business [VIDEO]

Harris says while state funding and efforts of organizations like the LCBA are helpful in spurring economic development, no local business can succeed unless the people of Laramie spend money in the Gem CIty.

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Sherwood: Downtown Laramie is on the Right Track [VIDEO]

"In general, we're excited that a lot of our existing businesses are looking at expanding," says Sherwood.

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