Wyoming Business Is Its Own Best Kept Secret

From U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), October 17, 2013  –

U.S. Senator - Mike Enzi (R-WY)Wyoming is home to countless entrepreneurs who have found a way to succeed and do what they love right here in our state. As a former small business owner, I know making a living for yourself can be tough. If you work for yourself and follow your passion, you wear any number of hats that are necessary to get the job done. One day you might be doing the book keeping and payroll, another you might be answering the phones, or even cleaning the bathrooms. It’s not always glamorous, but it’s the passion for your work and being independent that makes it all worthwhile.

While I represent our state in Washington, D.C., Diana and I have always seen ourselves as ambassadors of Wyoming business and entrepreneurship. As we travel the state, we like to visit small businesses to learn about their successes, as well as difficulties they may be having with the federal government. During August, we toured a recycling company in Mills that also has facilities in Gillette and Rock Springs. We visited a telecommunications firm in Worland that is providing high-speed broadband services to rural Wyoming. We also learned about a company in Greybull that does custom aircraft manufacture, modification and repair for both military and commercial customers. Wyoming is home to some of the most unique businesses in the country. We are a state of independent thinkers who don’t wait around for someone else to solve our problems. We find a way to do it ourselves.

Doing things for yourself can be tough when roadblocks are put in place that cost time and money – two things businesses can’t afford to lose. That’s why I like to use Wyoming businesses as examples to promote legislation or to point out the consequences of proposed bills to businesses and employment in our state. Sometimes we are also able to match up complementary businesses that can grow with each other. Of course if we don’t know about a business, we can’t help as easily.

If you own, work at or know of a business whose story you’d like to share, please contact my office. Email Renée Bender, my small business policy advisor, at Renee_Bender@enzi.senate.gov or call her at 202-224-3424. We have asked this of Wyoming in the past, and we have always enjoyed the businesses we discovered through this process. We would like to hear from you and schedule permitting, drop by for a visit so we can see the great work the business does first-hand.

We’ve always say Wyoming businesses are its own best kept secret. We are Wyoming proud and want to share what is good about Wyoming not only with others in the state, but also nationally and internationally.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi


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