“Wyoming Grown” Initiative
Governor Matt Mead’s “Wyoming Grown” initiative – to encourage Wyoming natives who’ve moved away to bring their talents back home to Wyoming – is getting national attention. See this article that appeared in the July 16th edition of The New York Times:
Wyoming, Long on Pride But Short on People, Hopes to Lure Some Back. Residents of Wyoming often brag about its status as the nation’s least populated state, boasting of its traffic-free highways and starry night sky – and taking pride in the fact that its cattle outnumber people by two to one.
Cattle, however, cannot open businesses or build homes, and so this spring, Wyoming embarked on a new quest: getting its young people back.
“We’ve got to make sure that we have the workers of tomorrow,” the governor, Matt Mead, said in an interview. The state seeks to fill open jobs in fields including nursing and teaching, he said, and to bring in people who will expand its new sectors, like technology.
This effort has taken the form of an Internet-based recruitment program called Wyoming Grown. Young Wyomingites who have left the state sign up on the program’s website, and quickly receive a call from a recruiter who helps link them to work here. [keep reading…]
Maybe you know someone who needs to return home??
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