City Council to discuss possibility of meat processing facility in Riverton

The Riverton City Council has a busy agenda this Tuesday evening.

Councilmembers and the Mayor will hear reports on the Riverton Airport apron construction project, a land swap request, and consider ordinances on public services billing procedures and water system services.

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Additionally Tuesday night, there will be a public hearing and consideration for a Business Ready Community Grant for a USDA certified meat processing facility in Riverton.

In June 2018, County 10 reported that Central Wyoming College was looking into the possibility of a meat processing facility in Riverton.

CWC President Dr. Brad Tyndall implied the college believed the plant could be a large “source of revenue” for the state. ” Tyndall continued, ” The state’s economy can no longer allow its very large cattle industry to simply export its raw unfinished product to other states for corn fattening, slaughter, packing, marketing and retailing in the US and overseas. Some studies show that 70% of the revenue are from these processing and marketing activities – and Wyoming ranchers in CWC’s service area need to capture this. The economic multiplier and impact of spin-off businesses would be significant”

Tuesday’s meeting is at Riverton City Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, however, seating is limited.

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