Wyoming is ranked #1 in 2019 by the Tax Foundation’s State Business Climate Index.
Wyoming Doesn’t Have a Corporate or Individual Income Tax
The Wyoming legislature has strategically made the state desirable to businesses by not charging a corporate tax or individual tax, as well as instituting exemptions for manufacturing sales tax and electricity used in manufacturing.
Programs and grants through the Wyoming Business Council support startups, existing and new Wyoming businesses. Grants for publicly-owned For more information, please work directly with the PEP Executive Director.
Workforce Development Support
Every citizen in Wyoming has from $1,000 to $4,000 available, depending on the position and whether it is existing or new, that employers may access to advance their technical and professional skills in the workforce through the Wyoming Workforce Development Training Fund. Additional programs supported by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service and Northwest College, based in Powell, create a work-ready workforce in Park County, WY. More information can be found here: http://wyomingworkforce.org/businesses/wdtf/.
Powell’s access to regional and commercial airports, interstate access and daily rail services also make it attractive to start-ups or businesses relocating.
Powell has a rich quality of life. Located in the Big Horn Basin, seventy easy miles to Yellowstone, we have abundant all-year outdoor recreation.
Powell is the best small town you have never lived in but want to.
Relocating is a mindful choice rooted in a lifestyle decision that concerns the whole family (including pets). It is time to create a work-life balance. Live in-town for walkability to local restaurants, coffee shops, and city parks. Live out-of-town for gorgeous views and quick access to public lands.
Feel Connected to the Community
The most scrumptious way to be connected to Powell is through our local foods. Our Farmer’s Market runs from June through October which is a great way to please your pallet. Powell is an agricultural community and residents have access to local lamb, pork, beef, raw milk, cheeses, and produce. If you are moving here alone, with family, or extended family local events are an inclusive way to share the Powell spirit all year long. Get involved with our many service organizations who are always ready to help our neighbors.
Amenities with Attention to Detail
As Wyomingites we love the outdoors and public lands; but, we are also aware that winter is long and residents need alternative extracurricular activities. The Powell Aquatic Center is a local and visitor favorite open all year long. Learn to swim, hang out in the lazy river, do laps or host a birthday party. There are endless reasons to visit. Our many City Parks hold year-round activities: fishing, ice skating, playing fields and courts, bandshell, playgrounds, walking and biking paths
Award Winning Schools
No need to pay for private schools. Powell public schools are off the charts for a handful of key reasons. The schools focus on STEM learning with robotics clubs/ teams at all Powell Schools. We have small class sizes and employ great teachers and administrators who are fantastic educators and are paid accordingly. Powell tests scores are consistently among the highest in the nation. We win awards!
Small town living with Big-City Culture
Park County Wyoming is the home to many cultural gems. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a sprawling Smithsonian campus that houses five museums in one building. Buffalo Bill Museum, Whitney Western Art Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, Draper Natural History Museum and the Plains Indian Museum are unique experience in themselves. The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is the site where incarcerated Japanese-Americans were held in WWII. The Homesteader Museum that tells the captivating story of settlers in the Powell Valley. Meeteetse Museum shares authentic cowboy experiences. All of Park County’s attractions have programming throughout the year.
Northwest College Nestled in Powell
Northwest College also provides a robust schedule of programming that caters to art and culture. Music performances by the Jazz Band, art openings, and intercultural activities happen throughout the school year.