Top U.S. Cities for Global Trade includes the City of Cheyenne.
Global Trade Magazine this year focused on the importance of smaller markets. Instead of just always focusing on larger communities like our southern neighbors, Denver. They specify that while big markets offer many important foundation elements to trade, currently those areas are over burdened with regulations, fees, and taxes.
“We are fortunate to have an active Chamber in our business community who works hard on protecting the pro-business policy and regulatory climate for businesses.” explains Stephanie Joy Meisner-Maggard, Vice President of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, “We are comprised of over 1,000+ businesses who understand the importance of governmental affairs as it relates to direct economic returns for our businesses. This is a testament to the great work of our committees, volunteers and area businesses.”
Below is what is listed for the City of Cheyenne.
Unemployment rate: 3.6 percent
Sales tax: 6 percent
Though railroads have long been a mainstay of the local economy—the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific employ many residents—the city’s “Cheyenne Leads” initiative has pressed to diversify the economy, finding success on several fronts. Both Walmart and Lowe’s have distribution centers there, and the city has been successful in attracting several large data centers, including one from Microsoft. The city has also embraced local colleges offering tech programs.”
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