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Business Resource Network


The University of Wyoming Research and Economic Development Division works in collaboration with members of the Wyoming Business Resource Network to support businesses of all sizes across the state. This comprehensive business assistance framework is designed to aid new businesses in their inception and to foster growth in established ones at every stage. Discover the resources and services offered by each partner below.

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Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network

  • No-cost, full-service one-on-one small business advising, training, and education
  • Work with startups, existing businesses, and those looking to exit
  • Market research and digital marketing analysis
  • Offices and advisors available throughout the state
  • Average SBDC client realizes 16% job growth (Wyoming average .7%) and 34% in sales (Wyoming average 5.7%)
  • 80 new business starts in 2021 with 1,600 clients served and $9.3 million in capital infusion realized



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Impact 307

  • Statewide innovation-driven incubator system focusing on technology-oriented high-growth companies and startups
  • Incubator program provides deep expertise, coaching, and shared resources to foster new venture growth
  • Startup challenges and pitch competitions throughout the state
  • Four incubator locations serving entire state
  • 215 Wyoming companies launched



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  • Broad technical assistance, engineering solutions, and Industry 4.0 techniques for manufacturing businesses throughout the state
  • Assist clients with continuous improvement strategies, cybersecurity measures, ISO and quality management, prototyping, supplier scouting, and more
  • Offices and advisors available throughout the state
  • Since 2019, created or maintained 959 Wyoming jobs, helped 331 manufacturers succeed, and inspired clients to invest over $36 million in Wyoming’s economy



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Technology Transfer Office

  • Assist University of Wyoming faculty, staff, and students to secure intellectual property rights for inventions and innovation concepts based on University-sponsored research activities
  • Support technology transfer of inventions and innovations to industry
  • Provide support regarding intellectual property both to the University of Wyoming community directly and statewide generally through educational outreach



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Wyoming Apex Accelerator (formerly Procurement Technical Assistance Center)

  • Assistance and advising to contract with the world’s largest customer, the U.S. Government, as well as state and local government contracting opportunities
  • No-cost one-on-one advising, training, and educational opportunities
  • Assistance to help navigate the government contracting learning curve and assistance with certifications and registrations
  • In 2022, the Wyoming PTAC assisted clients to secure over $98 million in government contracts



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Wyoming SBIR/ STTR Initiative (WSSI)

  • Assistance and advising to help Wyoming entrepreneurs and small business owners research, develop, and commercialize their innovations
  • Information and assistance on applying for the $2.5 billion awarded each year by the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs
  • Education and training programs to help in applying for federal funds
  • In 2021 WSSI clients were awarded $566,000 in federal agency funds



We're Eager to Help

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