Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal spoke this week about the impact of development on Wyoming citizens at a public workshop in Wheatland for the High Plains Initiative. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of locals taking action to develop a community they would want, not just for themselves, but for their children and grandchildren:
The Governor also emphasized the importance of locals proactively shaping the development process:
The High Plains Initiative was initially developed to assist economic development and construction of the new prison. It has expanded its focus in recent years and now also includes areas such as oil and wind development.