The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board voted unanimously Tuesday to participate in a site certification program through the Wyoming Business Council. In May, SEEDA submitted a letter of intent to the Business Council to take part in the program for the land they own in the High-Tech Business Park in north Sheridan. SEEDA Administrator Robert Briggs talks about the advantages of having the site certified.
The site selection firm of McCallum Sweeney is the third party firm that will be handling the site certification process. They are a nationally recognized firm that SEEDA Board member Susan Bigelow described as a “no fluff kind of a firm”.
The site certification program is a phased program, and in total, could cost as much as $28,000. The Sheridan City Council at an upcoming meeting will consider using one-cent contingency funds for economic development to allow for SEEDA to take part in the program.