(Shoshoni, WY) – The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) Board of Directors considered two Business Ready Community (BRC) funding requests from the Town of Shoshoni during its regular quarterly meeting yesterday December 9th.
With a unanimous vote, both requests will now move to the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) for final approval, which is slated to take place on Thursday, February 3rd.
During the meeting, the Business Council highlighted the steps Shoshoni has taken to grow and rejuvenate the town, shared Chris Konija, the town clerk and police chief.
The following are breakdowns of the requests submitted by the Town of Shoshoni.
Community Readiness Application
The Town of Shoshoni requests a $1,583,419 community readiness grant to extend sewer infrastructure from Maple Street westward toward the Wyoming Mushrooms farm. This infrastructure will develop an eight-inch sewer main and allow for the readiness of 273 acres of land.
The town currently owns 113 acres of the proposed development with water infrastructure already present. The other 160 acres are owned by Wyoming Mushrooms. The land and increased sewer capacity will be utilized to expand their business operations, create employee housing and create 20 to 30 new jobs.
Planning Grant Application
The Town of Shoshoni requests a $25,000 BRC planning grant to select a consulting firm to investigate the feasibility of a full-service hotel in Shoshoni. This need was identified in Shoshoni’s Town Master Plan completed in 2021 and significant tourism activity and growth in the tourism industry is taking place in the region.