The Wyoming Business Report’s popular event, the Central Wyoming Economic Forecast Lunch, is set to happen on Thursday, Feb. 1, from noon to 1:30 at the Ramkota Hotel.
This year, our presenter U.W.’s Anne Alexander will dig deep into not only what the current economic outlook is like for Central Wyoming, but also what the newly released ENDOW recommendations mean for the region.
Dr. Alexander will be joined by a panel of Casper experts.
Those panelists include Casper City Manager Carter Napier. Napier’s first job in Wyoming was as an analyst for the City of Casper back in 1998. He then went on to be Casper’s assistant city manager. In 2003 he was hired to be Riverton’s city administrator, and was hired away to do the same job for Gillette in 2011 before returing to Casper last year. If you haven’t worked with him yet, you’ll find him to be a collaborative, solutions-oriented person who is bringing order to an often chaotic city government.
The next panelist is entrepreneur and Casper native Jerad Stack, who in addition to being among the founders of the investor group Breakthrough 307, has 20 years’ experience in enterprise software and is currently the entrepreneur in residence at the Wyoming Technology Business Center. Stack is truly optimistic not only about the economic future of Wyoming, but more importantly Casper. He is highly engaged in his community and doing some cool things here.
Panelist Charles Walsh, the president and CEO of CAEDA, moved to Wyoming in 2006. He continues to build new enterprises, like developing the Walcott Galleria, and is a co-founder, along with Jared Stack, of Breakthrough 307.
Last but not least is Visit Casper’s CEO Brook Kaufman. As the hospitality sector continues to be impacted by the decline in energy resources, Brook and the Casper CVB have been major players in the execution of all things eclipse, as evidenced in her presentation to the Endow Executive Committee this past December. She also works closely with others in the community to develop and market Casper as a destination (as with the Casper DDA and David Street station).
This event will be presented in partnership with the Wyoming Business Alliance.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.