• 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.

  • Welcome Reception for ITC Tenants

      Join us Wednesday, May 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cam-Plex Plaza to welcome the XPrize tenants to Gillette. This reception is hosted by Energy Capital Economic Development, Campbell County and the City of Gillette.

  • Strengthening Economies in Wyoming Conference June 21-22 in Gillette

    Strengthening Economies in Wyoming--A Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities will be the topic of a conference sponsored by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation in Gillette June 21-22. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Strengthening Economies in Wyoming flier. Complete a registration ...

  • Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. moving to Fort Union Industrial Park

    We have enjoyed working with, and assisting Clean Coal Technologies, Inc., and are very excited they are moving their test facility to the Fort Union Industrial Park. Clean Coal Technologies is the leading clean-energy company utilizing patented and proven technology to convert run-of-mine coal into a cleaner-burning and more efficient fuel. https://ir.cleancoaltechnologiesinc.com/press-releases/detail/139/clean-coal-technologies-inc-cctc-confirms-wyoming

  • May Lunch & Learn

    May Lunch & Learn features state resources Kassi Trujillo-Sullivan from Manufacturing Works and Brandi Harlow from the Wyoming Business Council will visit with local entrepreneurs at a Lunch & Learn May 8 at the Energy Capital Enterprise Center. Manufacturing Works is the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) for Wyoming. This non-profit organization provides small to mid-sized manufacturers and ...


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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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