• ENTERPRISE CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Squaw Creek Services

    Seeing a need for oil field service contractors and being tired of the corporate world drove Floyd Wilson to become an entrepreneur in April 2014.
    Working out of his home for three years, Floyd began offering lease operator, roustabout, flow-back watch and other services to oil extraction companies. In July 2017, he outgrew his home office and leased space in the Energy Capital Enterprise Center.
    With his new office space, Floyd has continued to see his business, Squaw Creek Services, grow. He currently has 15 field employees, plus himself and an office worker. Annual revenue is about $1.5 million. Floyd hopes to grow his company to 20 to 25 employees and gross at least $2.5 million a year.
    Floyd's sons suggested the name for his company, using the name of a creek in Fremont County where Floyd was raised. His oldest son is now working with Floyd during college breaks. Floyd’s son is majoring in business and plans to return to Gillette after college to work with Floyd.
    Floyd admits the path to successful entrepreneurship is not always easy. He said his crew has done "anything to keep going" when times were slow, including building barns and corral systems for ranches. It's always been important for Floyd to keep his core employees busy because "without them, I wouldn't be where I'm at."
    Floyd and Squaw Creek Services embody entrepreneurship. The Energy Capital Enterprise Center is set up to help businesses like Squaw Creek Services succeed-businesses that create jobs and help diversify the economy.

  • Gillette Publishes 1st Quarter Development Summary

    The City of Gillette's Planning Division has published its first quarter 2018 Development Study. This report shows commercial developments, new housing units permitted and rental vacancy rates, as well as other information. To see a copy of the report, click here.

  • Business Council accepting applicants for Broadband Advisory Council

    The Wyoming Business Council is accepting applications through May 4 for people interested in serving on a newly-formed Broadband Advisory Council. The Wyoming Legislature created the Broadband Advisory Council during its 2018 session to expand broadband opportunities to unserved areas of the state. Advisory Council members will provide advice and make recommendations to the Business Council on: An inventory and ...

  • Safety and Workforce Summit 2018

    The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will host a Safety & Workforce Summit  on June 20-21 at the Little America Resort in Cheyenne. Cost is $100 for the June 20 sessions. The specialized sessions on June 21 are $25 each and will be held in various locations in Cheyenne. For more information, see the Department of ...

  • April Quarterly Breakfast Hosted by Holiday Inn Express & Suites

    April Quarterly Breakfast Hosted by Holiday Inn Express & Suites


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Campbell County population:

48,800

Median Income:

$80,000

Primary industries:

Energy (oil and gas, coal), medical, school district

Top five employers:

Campbell County School District; Peabody Energy; Thunder Basin Coal; Campbell County Health; Cloud Peak Energy

Tax Rate:

Personal income 0%; Corporate Income 0%; Sales Tax 5% (State 4% - County 2%)

Unemployment Rate:

4.7%


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