Advance Casper works with, for, and is about the growth and success of our community.
Through collaborative efforts and initiatives we work with businesses and community leaders to build our future and create the change we want to see.
This helps us expand and innovate existing businesses and grow startups which adds to our economy and creates new jobs that further enrich Casper.
Each and every day we rise to the challenge of economic development and the success of Casper.
Advance Casper is an active decision to grow, unite, and create our best community.
As an Advance Casper member, our priorities are to promote the expansion of existing businesses, contribute to the development of high-value start-ups, and recruit companies that complement our existing business base. We achieve these goals by working through three focused areas of development.
The team at Advance Casper is dedicated to working with businesses and entrepreneurs looking to relocate to Casper, while also helping local businesses retain and expand their operations.
Advance Casper is focused, but not limited, on targeting businesses that leverage our existing workforce and business community while diversifying the economy.
Natrona County is a great location for businesses that fall into the following sectors.
Advance Casper has identified cross over in both workforce and manufacturing for the aerospace and defense industry. Advance Casper hosts an annual Aerospace Industry Conference to introduce local manufacturers and business leaders to government contracting, allowing local businesses to identify their strengths in these growing sectors.
Casper is located in the center of the state and provides the region’s leading location for business, banking, and professional services. For many, Casper is a one-stop shop and integral to the local economy.
Natrona County’s longtime manufacturing sector has transformed to meet current needs and impact lasting innovation across many sectors. The reshoring of many overseas manufacturing operations has been impactful for Casper, providing a local supply chain for in demand products.
Oil, gas, mining, and wind power are all foundational sectors that have made Casper thrive. Our fertile lands provide traditional, emerging, and renewable energy sources a great place to start or expand operations for energy development.
Casper has a prosperous entrepreneurial community filled with innovators that have less barriers to entry and a core network of support and resources to help with the challenges of starting a successful business. Casper is home to the Impact307 Incubator, in partnership with the University of Wyoming, which supports entrepreneurs by providing space, resources, and the Start-Up Challenge. In addition, Advance Casper hosts three alternative financing platforms for entrepreneurs including the only organized angel investment fund in Wyoming, Breakthrough 307, statewide equity crowdfunding platform, Invest307, and traditional crowdfunding platform, The Local Crowd.
An emerging sector in Natrona County is in the environmental technology and manufacturing sector, from recycling and wastewater solutions to electric vehicle charging stations and freshwater restoration to innovations in high-productivity agricultural and stormwater filtration manufacturing. Casper is a forward-thinking community, supportive of expansion into environmental manufacturing of all types.
Again, with Casper as the heart of Wyoming, we lead in healthcare capabilities. In addition, entrepreneurs are developing innovations in the biomedical sphere. Medical device and biomedical product manufacturers are finding success in our community filled with many healthcare professionals.
Taking advantage of many of Casper’s available sites, information technology and data centers are appearing in the community, with access to the necessary utility and ventilation. Our local college has many qualified graduates in both disciplines looking to provide a reliable workforce.
Tourism is a major industry throughout Wyoming, but in Casper, with our quick access to Casper Mountain and Hogadon Ski Resort, the North Platte River, and two lakes, tourism is an especially important sector. Businesses looking to manufacture outdoor products from fishing poles to travel trailers find that Natrona County is filled with ideal research and development spots for their goods and an enthusiastic workforce.
The Natrona County/Casper International Airport is the only Foreign Trade Zone in Wyoming, making importing and exporting favorable for manufacturers and distributors. In addition, Casper is logistically primed for over road trucking, with I-25 and highway 26, 220, and 487 that provide access to smaller parts of the state. In addition, rail spur access provides additional transportation capabilities.