Home » Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

Governor Mead Touts State Air Service

August 28, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming No Comments
airport tarmac

Governor Matt Mead addressed the 11th Annual Airline Rendezvous held in Jackson Hole last night, telling them how important their service to the state is and how much it is appreciated.  Governor Mead explained that his comments to the group were prompted by the influence of air transportation on not only tourism, but other industries in the state’s economy as well. Mead says, “If you look at Wyoming and what’s going on: our low unemployment, our conservative approach in terms of money, money we have in savings, our economy generally – not just oil and gas, but we were recently rated as the second best state in terms of emerging data centers (Cheyenne was rated as the tenth best city in the country in terms of emerging technology – new technology) and you see that around the state.  So my message to them is ‘listen; we’re betting on the airline industry.  It’s important to tourism, but it’s important for the economy generally.” Mead says since air service to the state has seen its recent enhancement, business has taken off with air passenger numbers increasing by 36% statewide compared with 9% for the nation.  That, he points out is a great return for their investment.  However, Mead says such service also needs support to succeed. He says you need support, first on the local level and then on the state level because you are in competition for that air service. Furthermore, he says that support needs to be consistent and predictable.  Mead says the airlines have seen the state’s support in his budget and he promises they will see it again in his budget this year.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin