New Growth Alliance Receives Economic Development Award for Weatherby Project
9 Dec 2019
Conferences, Economic Development News, Awards
CHICAGO, IL – The New Growth Alliance economic development organization was recognized for its role in attracting Weatherby to Sheridan, WY. The company relocated from California and resettled in Wyoming for its pro-business environment.
On December 9, 2019, Robert Briggs from The New Growth Alliance received the Mid-America, Economic Impact Deal of the Year Small Community Award at the annual Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum for its efforts to attract the gun manufacturer.
The gun manufacturer announced its plans to relocate in January 2018 and the doors were officially opened at the Sheridan facility on June 13, 2019. The 74-year old business created 50 new jobs for the area.
Weatherby CEO, Adam Weatherby, attributed the tax climate and Wyoming culture as contributing reasons for the move from California.
“And we knew that Sheridan with the Bighorn Mountains, the kind of vibrant downtown, Main Street, kind of that new-West that they call, it would really be a place where people would want to move, move their families,” said Weatherby.
Robert Briggs, Planning Director for the Northern Wyoming Community College District in Sheridan, Wyoming and managing partner for The New Growth Alliance is proud of this economic development success for Sheridan.
“Attracting Weatherby to Sheridan was a team effort from the Governor’s office all the way to the local economic development organizations,” noted Briggs. “This award is a recognition of what can be accomplished when individuals share the same goal of growing communities and regions.”
In 2016, The New Growth Alliance partnered with the award-winning national communications economic development firm Golden Shovel Agency. With marketing, conference strategies, and a robust website, New Growth Alliance has expanded economic development for the North East region of Wyoming.