LEDA (Lander Economic Development Association) shared with County 10 that an established Outdoor Industry business has chosen Lander as their new home.

Since early Spring 2018 LEDA, along with City and Chamber representatives, has been working with an established climbing product company to move their operation from a neighboring state to Wyoming.

The owners came to Lander for the International Climbers Fest a few years ago and fell in love with the community – LEDA co-founder Mike Lilygren

Lilygren added, “We had some initial conversations about the logistics of running a business here and they realized that Lander really offers the best of all worlds”

The company is scheduled to move 1-2 positions immediately, followed by hiring 3-4 local positions, with additional management staff relocating to Lander as operations allow.

“Lander is primed to become a hub for outdoor recreation-based businesses,” says LEDA Chairman Andy Gramlich. “With core businesses like NOLS and Maven already established here, adding this climbing-oriented company shows that Lander is open for business. People are tired of the traffic in the Front Range and the smog on the Wasatch front. Lander offers a lifestyle second to none.”

Lander Chamber Director and LEDA Board Member Brian Fabel added “Lander is on the short list for many companies that value an outdoor lifestyle along with the most modern amenities. Prior LEDA projects like enhanced air service and redundant high-speed broadband are the foundations that have made moves like this possible. We must continue to show we value innovation, growth, and diversification.”

The company is in the final process of securing the real estate for their new facility, after which a formal announcement will be made. LEDA would like to thank the Wyoming Business Council, the Lander Chamber, and the City of Lander for offering a unified solution that spurs economic development in the Lander area.