• 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.

  • March Lunch & Learn

    Thirteen things you must do when you hire your first employee will be part of the discussion when the Powder River Basin Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management speaks at the March 13 Lunch & Learn sponsored by the Energy Capital Enterprise Center. The presentation is aimed at entrepreneurs and other small businesses that ...

  • Safety Improvement Fund

    The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services offers a Safety Improvement Fund program to help businesses implement health and safety training programs or purchase equipment. For more information: Wyoming Department of Workforce Service

  • A Visionary Enterprise, Firm grows from basement to multimillion dollar company

    n fall 1994, three graduates of Campbell County High School started a new venture in a basement on East Laurel Street in Gillette. Clay Cundy, Jeremy Malli and Malcolm Shepard didn’t know much about business, but they loved computers and were excited about the potential of the internet. Then, getting internet access in Gillette meant dialing long ...

  • Business Buzz

    Wyoming Business Alliance - February 2, 2018 Business Buzz, is now available. This newsletter contains a wealth of information on the upcoming legislative session.


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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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