Wolski attends ENDOW meeting with legislators
Monday, November 27, 2017
TORRINGTON – The ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) Executive Council submitted its first report to Governor Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature through the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee on Aug. 31.
This initial report establishes a baseline for the preliminary recommendations due by Dec. 31, and sets the stage for the advancement of a 20-year economic diversification strategy for Wyoming. The Executive Council’s initial report includes sector-by-sector analyses that were evaluated and enhanced by industrial representatives and include national trends, peer state comparisons, workforce data, barriers, enablers and opportunities.
Goshen County resident Wally Wolski, who serves on the ENDOW Executive Council, reported on the meeting.
“Governor Mead shared his vision with the Executive Council members and encouraged us to be bold and think outside of the box,” Wolski said during a telephone interview following the meeting. “He stressed that Wyoming’s youth is our state’s greatest resource, while currently our state’s greatest export commodity. The Governor went on to challenge us to create opportunities for youth to work and raise a family here in Wyoming by empowering communities and engaging the private business sector to insure a long-term sustainable economic diversification strategy.”
Wolski offered this overview of the ENDOW project.
SF0132 – ENDOW Initiative – created and assigned powers and duties for a 20-year comprehensive and coordinated economic diversification strategy to: Expansion and diversification of Wyoming’s existing sectors; Stimulate new and emerging industries, and create private sector jobs; Encourage business development, entrepreneurship and innovation; Coordinate approach between legislative and executive branches of government; Allocate resources to promote diversification of Wyoming’s economy.