Wyoming Recruiting Zone - Cheyenne

 

Cheyenne Highlights

  • Founded in 1867
  • The northern terminus of the extensive and fast-growing Front Range Urban Corridor
  • Named one of America's Best Places to Live by Livability.com

Demographics

  • Population: 57,618
  • Median Age: 37
  • Land Area: 45.1 square miles
  • County: Laramie

Environmental Attractions

  • 7 community parks and 16 neighborhood parks
  • 3 Golf Courses
  • 28 miles of completed Greenway path

Fun Facts 

  • Cheyenne is named for the American Indian Cheyenne nation, one of the most famous and prominent Great Plains tribes closely allied with the Arapahoe. 

Arts & Culture

  • Cheyenne Frontier Days, held annually on the last full week of July, is the largest outdoor rodeo in the US. The events include professional bull riding, cattle roping, barrel racing and many others. 
  • The Cheyenne Depot Museum is housed in the newly renovated Union Pacific Depot in downtown Cheyenne. The museum tells the story about the establishment of Cheyenne during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad and the history of the construction of the Union Pacific Depot. 

Major Employers 

  • F.E. Warren Air Force Base (Military) 
  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (Health Care) 
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (Distribution Center)
  • Sierra Trading Post (Outlet Catalog/Retail) 
  • Union Pacific Railroad (Transportation, Rail) 
  • Frontier Oil (Oil Refinery) 

Economic Development

  • Cheyenne's high elevation, coupled with its position on the continent, make it one of the windiest cities in America. The abundance of wind makes Cheyenne an opportune place to develop wind energy. Wind turbines are currently being placed around Laramie County. Laramie County Community College is home to a leading wind energy technician program, where students learn to maintain these turbines. 
  • Cheyenne is at the crossroads of I-80 and I-25, and only 90 minutes north of Denver by I-25
  • The individual tax burden to Wyoming residents is among the lowest in the United States. There are no personal state income taxes, no corporate state income taxes, no inventory taxes, and low property taxes. Wyoming is the best business-friendly taxation state in the nation