Data leaders

Expansion Solutions magazine recently awarded Wyoming a Top 5 Award of Excellence for recruiting data jobs for the second year in a row.

The award recognizes the incentives Wyoming has put in place through a partnership of Gov. Matt Mead, the Legislature and the Wyoming Business Council, which is the state’s economic development agency.

“This award is indicative of the reputation and success we are achieving in developing our technology sector,” Mead said in a statement. “This announcement comes while much is happening in the tech arena around our state. Construction is underway at the Microsoft data center, Green House Data is breaking ground on its expansion, and Ptolemy Data Systems is thriving. All of this growth represents jobs – high-paying jobs that offer new opportunities here in Wyoming.”

Winners of this award were singled out for the support system offered to businesses, as well as recent activity and potential growth.

Strategic locations, pro-business climates, investments made improving infrastructure and the availability of buildings and sites were among the top deciding factors in choosing the winning locations, according to Cornett.

The awards will be listed in the magazine’s January 2014 issue.

Wyoming Business Council

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