We believe in Washakie County.
The goal of WDA is to invest in the community by promoting economic growth and stability, all while protecting the county and its quality of life.
In pursuit of this goal, we are broadening the economy of Washakie County. Our incentives and business resources are intended to attract entrepreneurs to the area and help sustain the county’s business-oriented community.
Our vision is to be an innovative resource to the community by providing useful information and material to businesses in Washakie County. Through investing in these local businesses, the community will continue to be transformed into a more successful place for future generations.
Washakie Development Association’s mission is to sustain and grow Washakie County’s vibrant economy and outstanding quality of life by providing resources for business creation, expansion, retention, new business recruitment and community development.
Front Row Right to Left- Jim Gill Worland Mayor, Becky Dooley, Kayla Bryant, Secretary, Aaron Anderson Washakie County Commissioner
Back Row Right to Left- Tad DeBolt Treasurer, Matt Schneider President, Jeremy White, LeAnn Baker Executive Director, Marc Dykstra, Mike Greear
Not pictured Tom McKinnon Vice President, Connie Sweeny Ten Sleep Town Councilwoman
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Matt Schneider– Security State Bank, President
Tom McKinnon– McKinnon Flooring/Northern Lights/ Stellar Construction, Vice President
Kayla Bryant– Busy Bee Pre-school, Secretary
Tad DeBolt– Big Horn Federal, Treasurer
Aaron Anderson– Washakie County Commissioner, Director
Connie Sweeney– Ten Sleep Town Council, Director
Jim Gill– Worland Mayor, Director
Becky Dooley– Range, Director
Jeremy White– Bomgaars, Director
Mike Greear- Wyoming Sugar, Director
Marc Dykstra- Washakie Cinemas, Director
LeAnn Baker– Washakie Development Executive Director
The WDA Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 AM at 801 Big Horn Avenue Suite 207 Worland, WY. All members are welcome to attend.
HISTORY OF WDA
Washakie Development Association was founded in 1990 with some important goals in mind: supporting existing businesses, attracting new industries, and preserving Washakie County’s exceptional quality of life. WDA began with the philosophy of successful business growth coupled with love and appreciation of its community’s charm. From that point forward we have continued to grow into a multifaceted organization that works for and with our community. We offer relocation incentives to new businesses, resources for new and existing businesses, and workforce training opportunities. These resources have been the key to spurring the economy and sustaining local business.
Amazing views, endless opportunity for outdoor recreation, and small town community values, are just some of the great reasons to be in Washakie County. With a low cost of living and low taxes, the dream of “the good life” can be made a reality here. The business-friendly tax structure can make the dream of owning your own business, and creating your family legacy, a possibility.