Category Archives: News & Events

NTEC Reception

Roughly 30 people attended Energy Capital Economic Development's welcome reception for the Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) on September 18th. Ceceilia Tso, Special Projects Coordinator, and Jarvis Williams, Tribal Liaison, visited with business leaders to learn more about our community. A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved the sale of Cloud Peak Energy Corp to NTEC…
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Phil Christopherson Wins Linda Hewitt Award

  Congratulations to Phil Christopherson, CEO of Energy Capital Economic Development, for winning the Linda Hewitt award this morning. The Linda Hewitt award is presented by WEDA, Wyoming Economic Development Association, to a person or organization with an outstanding economic development track record. Phil is a Wyoming native who has worked tirelessly to build and…
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Rotary Presentation

Phil Christopherson, CEO of Energy Capital Economic Development, Mary Melaragno, Director of Business Retention and Expansion, and Judith Semple, volunteer with FUEL Business Incubator, gave a presentation to Gillette Energy Rotary Club on July 25. If you know an organization who would like to learn more about Economic Development or the FUEL Business Incubator, please…
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Volunteer Director Needed

  Energy Capital Economic Development is looking for an energetic, committed individual to serve as the volunteer Director of the FUEL Business Incubator. This is a perfect opportunity for a retired executive or other person with strong business skills to make an impact in the community. This volunteer works with the incubator Steering Committee to…
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Alkain Studios Earns BBB Accreditation

Alkain Studios, a FUEL Business Incubator member, was recently accredited by the Better Business Bureau. The company was initially given an A rating. When the Better Business Bureau accredits a business, it is saying the company maintains high ethical standards and its business practices will meet or exceed  expectations. Alkain Studios is owned by Zach Aars.
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DEQ Releases Environmental Report

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released its State of the Environment report . The release and report can be found HERE. WMA Regulatory Affairs Chairman Phil Dinsmoor (Peabody) commented that "The mining industry should take pause and consider that there are few (if any) industries in Wyoming that are more heavily involved…
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UW to Host Entrepreneurship Summit in April

The University of Wyoming College of Business will host the third annual US Entrepreneurship Summit April 17-18 at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center in Laramie. Speakers will discuss entrepreneurial resources, highlight some of the emerging companies throughout the state and focus on building connections to strengthen Wyoming's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The annual John P. Ellbogen…
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WIA Conference Set for March 28-29

The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority annual Spring Energy Conference will be March 28 and 29 at the Snow King Resort in Jackson.Sessions include: Opportunities for Wyoming posed by international, federal, and regional CCUS policy developments, including the Green New Deal.Traditional ratemaking and how it interacts with the current state of technology, including investments in CCUS projects.Economic…
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Leadership Wyoming

An information session on Leadership Wyoming will be held March 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gillette College Tech Center. Join us to learn more about this leadership program. RSVP to Mary@EnergyCapitalED.com or call 686-2603.
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Next Gen Featured in News Article

The Next Generation Partnership, a public-private partnership was featured in a recent Gillette News Record article. Energy Capital Economic Development Director of BRE Mary Melaragno is participating in the partnership and is featured in the article: 12-2-2018 - Next Gen Partnership - GNR
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