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ENDOW Request for Information and Solicitation of Interest/Nomination
Governor Matt Mead has initiated an effort to develop a twenty-year comprehensive and coordinated economic diversification strategy to encourage the expansion and diversification of Wyoming’s existing energy and industrial sectors. The goals are to stimulate new and emerging industries, create private sector jobs and encourage business development, entrepreneurship and innovation. This is the ENDOW – “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming” – Initiative.

This request for information will inform the ENDOW Initiative moving forward. Through this survey, the Governor is also soliciting nominations of individuals interested in serving in some capacity as the ENDOW Initiative moves forward.

The deadline for submitting information is April 2, 2017.

In completing this form, please be as specific with your responses as possible.

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1. What does economic diversification mean to you and is it important to Wyoming?
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2. Our youth are leaving the state in large number. What ideas do you have for keeping them here or attracting them back to Wyoming?
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3. What role do our youth play in economic diversification?
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4. What specific actions should be pursued to diversify Wyoming’s economy?
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6. What economic sectors or subsectors should be targets for Wyoming’s economic diversification effort (e.g., advanced energy or mineral, agribusiness, tourism, finance, manufacturing, technology, logistics, etc.) and why?
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7. What progress has Wyoming made in terms of economic diversification since 1997?
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8. What are the reasons for limited economic diversification to date? How can Wyoming better its economic diversification efforts?
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9. How would you describe Wyoming’s business environment?
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10. What do you believe are the barriers (e.g., structural, geographical, political, etc.) to creating economic diversification in Wyoming and how can they be minimized or overcome?
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11. What laws, rules or regulations, policies or procedures, or programs inhibit economic diversification? Conversely, what laws, rules or regulations, policies or procedure, or programs are assisting economic diversification?
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12. What role should the State of Wyoming and its agencies play in influencing economic diversification?
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13. What benchmarks should be used to measure the success of Wyoming’s economic diversification efforts?
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14. What research should be pursued to inform and assist economic diversification efforts?
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15. What outcomes would you desire from the ENDOW Initiative? One year from now? Five years from now? Twenty years from now?
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16. Are there other comments you would like to share?
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17. Are you interested in assisting or serving on the ENDOW Executive Council or another board, commission, task force or other governing or informational body as part of the ENDOW Initiative? If so, please provide your contact information here (name, e-mail, phone, occupation/employer):
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18. Briefly describe your current and/or past participation in economic development/diversification initiatives.
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19. The ENDOW Executive Council may meet twelve or more times during 2017 and 2018 (locations to be determined). Funds may be available to cover travel expenses only. Do you have constraints regarding participation?
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20. If you are unable to serve on a board, commission, task force or other informational body, but are otherwise interested in being informed as this effort advances, please provide your contact information here (name, e-mail, phone):
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