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As an advocate for education excellence, the Hathaway Plan concept was introduced to Wyoming at our November, 2004 Wyoming Forum. The Alliance led business community and general citizen support for this effort in the 2005 through 2007 state legislative sessions. Legislators have praised Hathaway as 100 year landmark legislation . . . providing Wyoming with an educated workforce for the future.
We led the 1988-1990 legislative and public relations effort, resulting in Wyoming’s and California’s support for the 904-mile long Kern River natural gas pipeline project. The $1 billion, 750 MMcf/d pipeline initially generated over 450 permanent jobs in Wyoming and over $27 million yearly in new state and local tax revenues. Its capacity has since been doubled and more pipelines have been built as America recognizes what Wyoming’s leaders already knew—that our state has immense natural gas reserves, now recoverable because of technology advances.
Never afraid to take on tough issues, the Wyoming Heritage Foundation’s “Social Problems: The Costs, Causes and Cures” forum in 1998 addressed drug and alcohol problems in Wyoming. We provided specific solutions for Wyoming citizens and how local businesses can get involved to make a difference. Wyoming’s historic substance abuse legislation is traced to this forum’s focus.
The Wyoming Business Council:
The need for the Council’s formation began at our Outlook ’96 forum. We orchestrated the seed money, matched by the Legislature, for the Business Plan for Wyoming. We then led the extensive lobbying and communications effort to create the Council.
Cheyenne’s Progress and Prosperity:
This first $1 million community campaign for an expanded business park, a workforce-training program and a quality of life initiative traces its roots to the Wyoming Heritage Foundation’s Outlook ’96 forum. Casper, Cody, Gillette, and Sheridan have held similar campaigns over the last 10 years.