Wyoming Lawmakers Ask About Details of Magpul Deal

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Wyoming Lawmakers Ask About Details of Magpul Deal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State lawmakers are asking questions about a proposed $13 million state loan-grant package for a Colorado firearms accessories manufacturer moving its operations to Wyoming. Magpul Industries recently announced plans to move its manufacturing and shipping to Cheyenne.

Members of the Joint Appropriations Committee recently questioned the Wyoming Business Council about jobs associated with the move. Business council CEO Bob Jensen about 90 jobs are involved but some employees will commute from Colorado. The local economic development agency will use the funding to buy a building where Magpul can temporarily operate while a larger facility is built.

Senator Eli Bebout questioned that arrangement, saying the state often gets left out of such deals. Senator Drew Perkins wondered whether the agency could use proceeds from the building's sale for raises.

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