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Governor to Host Second Business Forum

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Cheyenne, WY 82002
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September 20, 2013


Renny MacKay
Communications Director

Governor to Host Second Business Forum

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  For the second time Governor Matt Mead will host a business forum to highlight successful Wyoming businesses and bring together leaders to discuss job creation and expanding the economy. One feature of the forum will be historian and Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough.

“Two years ago national and international leaders from industry came to Wyoming and emphasized the importance of high quality education. That insight from CEOs of multinational companies is something I value and education remains a focus of mine,” Governor Mead said. “This year we will again have speakers who can put our efforts in Wyoming in a global perspective.”

Governor Mead is teaming with the Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation to host this year’s forum. In addition to Mr. McCullough confirmed speakers include Herb Meyer who served as Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council; Kevin Parker, Columbine survivor and Washington State Representative; Colin Marshall, President and CEO of Cloud Peak Energy, which is one of the largest U.S. coal producers; Dave McSpadden, an author and national hospitality and real estate entrepreneur; and numerous Wyoming business leaders who will present their success stories.

“A highlight of this Business Forum is hearing directly from men and women who have proven success at starting and growing businesses in Wyoming,” Governor Mead said. There will be nearly two dozen Wyoming success stories shared at the Forum. “These sessions shed light on what we in government do well to support businesses and where we can improve. They are invaluable.”

The second Governor Matthew H. Mead Business Forum will take place on November 19th and 20th in Cheyenne at Little America. For more information and to register go to This will be the 31st annual Wyoming Forum hosted by the Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation.