6th Penny Election Approaching
When local voters head to the Sixth Penny Tax polls May 2, they will see among the ballot propositions an option for the construction of a multi-purpose event facility. Proposition 4 proposes the building of a multi-purpose events facility at the Archer Complex.
“It’s so much more than a building,” said Brett Kupec, Laramie County Fair Board Chairman. “It really is a facility with possibility. Proposition 4 represents an opportunity for voters to invest in the future of Laramie County in terms of economic impact and the ability to bring larger events to Cheyenne, year round.”
A feasibility study conducted on the proposed facility by C.H. Johnson Consulting, Incorporated, forecasts a $10 million increase in annual direct, indirect and induced spending; a $360,000 boost in yearly revenue; and the ability for the facility to create $362,000 of revenue in its first year of operation. The study (“Multi-Purpose Event Facility and Fair Relocation Market and Feasibility Study – Laramie County, WY”) is available for review at ArcherExpo.com.
At 100,700 sq. ft., the covered space would be larger than any of the current event centers in Cheyenne. The Laramie County Fair board anticipates that this facility will be an attractive location to host a variety of events, including motor sports, bigger concerts, horse expos and stock shows, and outdoor/sportsman expos.
“It’s important for us to help inform voters about what this proposed facility could bring to Cheyenne,” Kupec said. “We’re very hopeful that voters agree with us and are just as excited as we are to see the positive impact a facility of this size would create.”
Learn more about Proposition 4 and the upcoming Sixth Penny Tax vote by visiting ArcherExpo.com or by interacting on social media at Facebook.com/VoteYesonProp4.