A group of Buffalo city officials have cleared another hurdle in an attempt to be granted $800,000 to help fund a technology park. This proposed tech park would essentially be large, ready to build on lots outfitted with high speed fiber optic internet and other high tech equipment. The reason for having a technology park is to make Buffalo more attractive to new high tech businesses.
The proposal was recently recommended for $720,000 (roughly 90% of their asking number of $800,000) by the Wyoming Business Council. On October 4, 2018 the proposal for the grant money will either be accepted or denied by the State Loan and Investment Board. This project was granted $1,000,000 in January for Phase I of the project, and that has city officials optimistic that the remaining money will be awarded.
The proposed technology park would be located east of Buffalo, off TW Road (what is now a large empty lot just east of the water treatment plant).
Dave Simonsen, with JoCo First was a recent guest on KBBS’ “Community Speaks.” Simonsen spoke about the proposed Technology Park. You can listen to that conversation here…