Governor Gordon announced a historic economic development investment, as SLIB approved a grant to support development of the world’s largest and most advanced vertical farming research center in Laramie

Casper, WY – According to the state officials, the project will support the retention and creation of nearly 200 high-paying jobs in the community.

State officials also said that the company, Plenty Unlimited Inc., is dedicated to advancing the emerging technology field of indoor agriculture.

The new research center in Laramie expects to utilize an internship-to-employment pipeline to hire local workers, as well as hire recent University of Wyoming graduates.

The investment by the Wyoming Business Council supports the new direction of the Council, by adding value to Wyoming’s core industries and activating new economic sectors. 

The $20 million Business Ready Community Business Committed grant from the Wyoming Business Council to the City of Laramie will be applied to construction and infrastructure costs for the 60,000-square-foot facility, which will be built on 16 acres at the Cirrus Sky Technology Park in Laramie.

Additional funding, land and support for the project is being provided by the City of Laramie and the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance (LCBA).

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