Atlas Carbon received a $15 million large project loan from the Wyoming Business Council on Tuesday, the first loan of its type since the program was created by the Legislature in 2014. Energy Capital Economic Development began working with Atlas Carbon to help secure this loan in 2015, and the loan was awarded in October 2016.
“People often think that economic development is a bunch of overnight successes. This loan is a perfect example of how economic development works. We have been working with Atlas Carbon and the Legislature for the last two years on this loan,” Phil Christopherson, CEO, Energy Capital Economic Development, said.
With this loan, Atlas Carbon will double its production of activated carbon, boosting production to approximately 108 million tons per year. Along with the increased production, it will double its workforce.
“We’re well on our way to diversifying our economy. Atlas Carbon has helped put not only Campbell County, but Wyoming on the map as a great location for companies who use coal in alternative ways. This is a great win for economic development, Campbell County, and Wyoming,” said Christopherson.
Energy Capital Economic Development is planning grand opening events for its business incubator for the week of Sept. 10. Events will include a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility. A schedule of events will be posted soon. The public is invited.
The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its Mega Mixer Aug. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center. Come out and network with other area business leaders and visit booths to learn about area businesses. Refreshments will be provided.
Energy Capital Economic Development is moving in mid-August from its current offices on Lakeway to the Energy Capital Enterprise Center, 345 Sinclair St. The local Small Business Development Center will also be moving into the Enterprise Center at the same time. Our mailing address will continue to be P.O. Box 3948, Gillette, WY 82717. Our phone numbers ...
Please join us Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a presentation by Dick McGinity, former University of Wyoming President, and Joe McGinley, owner of McGinley Orthopedics, on the Wyoming Invests Now (WIN) program. The presentation will be held in the Cottonwood Room at the George Amos Memorial Building, 412 S. Gillette Ave., in Gillette. WIN is a new opportunity ...
Campbell County population:
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
Personal income 0%; Corporate Income 0%; Sales Tax 5% (State 4% - County 2%)