• 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.

  • Congratulations, ERA Priority Real Estate!

    Congratulations to Energy Capital Economic Development member ERA Priority Real Estate for being named a semi-finalist for the Gene Francis “Top All Around Company” award! It is the top award given to an ERA company every year. A company statement said,  “We are proud of our team of incredible agents who give their everything to ...

  • February Lunch & Learn

    Lunch and Learns will be held at the Energy Capital Enterprise Center each month. Local start-up entrepreneurs and those interested in starting a business are invited and encouraged to attend. Cost is $10, which covers a light lunch. Lunch and Learns are primarily an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn critical business skills and about resources available ...

  • Higher Ed Study Executive Summary

    The Executive Summary for the recently completed Higher Education Market Analysis is now available. To see the full report, go to Energy Capital Higher Education Task Force Market Study - Final Report - December 4 2017.

  • Registration open for GRO-Biz Conference

    Early bird registration is  now open for the GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo to be held Feb. 21-22 in rock Springs. The two-track event focuses on matching Wyoming businesses with government agencies and providing training and resources on all aspects of operating a company. In addition to U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and Gov. Matt Mead, keynote ...


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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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