The Wyoming House voted for a final time to establish the ENDOW initiative, or the Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming. The initiative was introduced by Governor Matt Mead last November to diversify the state’s economy and now his office is seeking public input.
ENDOW will include a twenty-year comprehensive strategy to create more private sector jobs and to stimulate new and emerging industries and entrepreneurship. Jeremiah Rieman is with the Governor’s office and overseeing ENDOW. He said the legislation calls for public input they’ve received over 200 responses.
“At the end of the day, this twenty-year strategy that the Governor is calling for has to be a strategy that Wyoming wants,” said Rieman. “So we need to have the public engaged and involved, and writing that story, and telling us where we should go, what changes we should make.”
The survey also solicits nominations for residents interested in serving in some capacity as the initiative moves forward. The deadline for the public to complete the survey is April 2 and the survey can be found here.