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Office of Research and Economic Development

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Office of Research & Economic Development
Dept. 3355
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5353
Fax: (307) 766-2608

Economic Development

Units Within the Office of Research and Economic Development

Wyoming Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

PTAC's government marketing specialists will help you identify opportunities and understand the process from start to finish, so you can compete for a share of this market.

Available resources include electronic bid information, assistance with pricing, required registrations, copies of government specifications, dodge report, databases of post procurement history, and PartsBase.  These resources may help you with pricing and a knowledge and understanding of government contracting procedures.

Armed with these valuable tools and skills, GRO-Biz is ready to help your business or service grow through government contracting.

Manufacturing Works

Manufacturing-Works provides broad technical assistance, engineering solutions, general business assistance, marketing assistance, and financial counseling. Manufacturing Works is committed to helping businesses by delivering solutions for creating wealth. Manufacturing-Works, in conjunction with others, can deliver complete solutions for companies.

Market Research Center

The Wyoming Market Research Center has the resources to provide sophisticated information services to Wyoming business. Whether you are an entrepreneur with a new invention or an established business planning for expansion, the services of the Wyoming Market Research Center can help you answer the questions that will help you succeed. Some samples of the kinds of answers the Wyoming Market Research Center can provide for your business: Who are my customers and where are they located? Who are my competitors and what are their strengths and weaknesses? What are the chances that my invention will be successful in the market?

Wyoming Research Products Center (RPC)

The RPC is the technology transfer office for the University of Wyoming. It also has an outreach mission to assist any Wyoming entrepreneur or inventor across the state. The RPC supports Wyoming individuals and organizations in technology transfer - the protection, marketing, and ultimate transfer of their intellectual property to industry.

Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative (WSSI)

The Wyoming SBIR/STTR  is there to assist all qualified Wyoming small businesses and individuals in accessing the funding opportunities provided by the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs; ~$2 billion annually!

Wyoming has also created a unique opportunity, the Phase 0 Program providing up to 24 awards annually of $5,000 each to assist Wyoming small businesses in the preparation of competitive Phase I SBIR/STTR proposals.

Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC), branded as Wyoming Entrepreneur, is a department of the University of Wyoming. The "center" consists of multiple offices throughout the state with business consultants who provide basic business education through consulting, classes and webinars, publications, web services (wyen.biz), and referrals to related agencies.

The SBDC also includes the Wyoming Marketing Research Center (MRC) which offers free market research reports. And, the Wyoming PTAC (procurement technical assistance center) that assists businesses who desire to sell products and/or services to the government.

Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC)

The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) is a new business development program that focuses on high growth oriented companies with an emphasis on technology at the University of Wyoming. The WTBC was created for the development of a technology oriented business incubator within its 30,000 sq. ft. facility on the campus of the University of Wyoming.  Business incubators have been proven to help small businesses succeed in the crucial first stages.  Expert guidance, combined with shared resources, helps facilitate an ideal setting. 

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