Wyoming second in nation for economic development

By: Kathryn Spencer Email
By: Kathryn Spencer Email

Wyoming was ranked second in the nation for economic development. Upcoming projects, coal and gas all contribute to the growth of Wyoming.

Brandon Cammarata of Cheyenne Planning Services says Cheyenne is impacting that economic growth, "economic development certainly to the capitol city of Cheyenne means the potential for growth of the community. Continuing to pursue that diversity, as well as focusing on the downtown area."

These are the 10 states with the fastest growing economies.

10. Nebraska
> GDP growth: 3.0%

9. South Dakota
> GDP growth: 3.1%

8. Texas
> GDP growth: 3.7%

7. Utah
> GDP growth: 3.8%

6. Colorado
> GDP growth: 3.8%

5. Idaho
> GDP growth: 4.1%

4. Oklahoma
> GDP growth: 4.2%

3. West Virginia
> GDP growth: 5.1%

2. Wyoming
> GDP growth: 7.6%
> 2013 GDP: $45.4 billion (2nd lowest)
> 1-yr. population change: 1.0% (11th highest)
> 2013 unemployment: 4.6% (6th lowest)

1. North Dakota
> GDP growth: 9.7%
North Dakota has been the fastest growing state in the nation every year since 2010


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