The state is the tenth largest by area, the least populous and the second least densely populated state in the country. The state population was estimated at 586,107 in 2015, which is less than 31 of the largest U.S. cities including neighboring Denver. Cheyenne is the capital and the most populous city, with population estimated at 63,335 in 2015. According to the 2012 United States Bureau of Economic Analysis report, Wyoming’s gross state product was $38.4 billion. As of 2014 the population was growing slightly with the most growth in tourist-oriented areas such as Teton County. Boom conditions in neighboring states such as North Dakota were drawing energy workers away. As of November 2015, the state’s unemployment rate was 4.0%. The composition of Wyoming’s economy differs significantly from that of other states with most activity in tourism, agriculture, and energy extraction; and little in anything else.
State Department of Agriculture
The Wyoming Department of Agriculture assists the citizens of Wyoming to live safe and healthy lives, promote and preserve our agricultural community, be responsible stewards of our natural resources, and achieve integrity in the marketplace.
The WDA is comprised of six sections: Administrative Services, Analytical Services (Chemistry & Microbiology Laboratories), Consumer Health Services, Natural Resources, Technical Services, and Wyoming State Fair.
Wyoming Business: The Wyoming Business Council is the state of Wyoming’s economic development agency. The Business Council works with private businesses, state agencies, local governments, local economic development groups, partners and nonprofits to grow and diversify Wyoming’s economy, create jobs and enhance quality of life.
Other Related Programs
WyoMade is a small retail shop that carries all items made or designed in Wyoming. At our physical location in Downtown Casper, you’ll find a wide assortment of apparel, gifts, and home decor, including metal and glass art, jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, stationary, fine art, and more.
MADE has quickly become the hotspot gift-buying shop for locals as well as visitors. A small and unique shop, MADE is filled with handmade usable items from over 360 artists from across Wyoming and the USA. MADE opened its doors in 2010 with the idea of providing an opportunity for John Frechette, the shop founder and owner, to market his fused glass belt buckles. MADE quickly developed into an opportunity for American artisans to market their goods and wares. Shoppers can be sure that quality and care have been put into every item, from jewelry and pottery to leather goods and pint glasses. MADE is located in Gaslight Alley in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The Wyoming First Program is a way to identify and showcase great products made in Wyoming. All of the companies call Wyoming home and are proud of the quality they represent. All of the Wyoming First products are unique and made in Wyoming.
The Wyoming First Program is designed to assist Wyoming companies with the identification and promotion of their Wyoming Made products or substantially enhanced products and services. Membership allows Wyoming First participants to use the familiar “Bucking Horse and Rider” design stickers and hang tags on their products.