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 Vice President, Jeremy White, LeAnn Baker Executive Director, Marc Dykstra, Mike Greear

Not pictured Tom McKinnon President, Connie Sweeny Ten Sleep Town Councilwoman


Tom McKinnon– McKinnon Flooring/Northern Lights/ Stellar Construction, President

Matt Schneider– Security State Bank, 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– Dooley Livestock, 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. 


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.


Per capita, Washakie County has the most diversified economy in all of Wyoming. It’s not a coincidence that industry exists here and the economy thrives. When you love where you live, it is reflected in the success of your family and your 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.


Whatever your business solutions may be, WDA is here to make things easier for you. From developing incentive packages to analyzing business opportunities, we’ll help find a comprehensive solution so you can have the best plan for your business.


Our vision is to be an innovative resource to the community by providing useful information and material to businesses in Washakie County. Come join us.