The past year has been one of ups and downs for Laramie’s business owners. In 2022, the city had a net increase of 10 new businesses in areas ranging from retail to health.
This increase is on track with previous years, Laramie Main Street Alliance Executive Director Trey Sherwood said. Since at least 2018, the city has seen roughly 10 new businesses each year, reflecting an overall trend of growth in the business community. These increases continued locally even through the pandemic, when business owners across the country were vocal about trouble finding staff members and dealing with inflation.