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The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors will consider six Business Ready Community (BRC) funding requests during its regular quarterly meeting at the Greybull Recreation District at 527 1st Avenue S in Greybull.

Business Council staff review each application, conduct site visits, or conference calls in the case of planning grants, and make presentations to a board subcommittee before making final recommendations to the full board.

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Community Enhancement: The Town of Hudson requests a $111,338 grant for the upgrade and renovation of playground equipment and a picnic shelter in the town-owned Svilar Park. A safe, comfortable public place for community members to gather contributes to “place attachment,” which leads to a healthier community.  (Staff recommends funding as requested.)

About the Program: The Wyoming Business Council administers the Business Ready Community grant and loan program, which provides financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development within Wyoming communities.

The Business Council board is required by statute to forward BRC grant and loan recommendations to the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) for final approval. The SLIB is comprised of the five statewide elected officials: the governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer and state superintendent of public instruction.

The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on March 5. Visit here for the full agenda and meeting materials. For those participating, listening and/or watching remotely, join the Zoom meeting here. To speak during the meeting, please send an email to [email protected] prior to 4 p.m. on March 4. Please state your name and the topic about which you would like to speak.

The SLIB will make final decisions on BRC project requests at its 8 a.m. meeting on April 9.

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