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  • Sheridan County leads self-employment in Wyoming; state leads U.S.

    Caroline Elik|Feb 15, 2024

    SHERIDAN — A recent report showed Sheridan County held the highest percentage of self-employed jobs in Wyoming in 2022, and the state led the U.S. in self-employment. Just over one-third of Wyoming’s 436,564 full-time and part-time jobs in 2022 were self-employed, according to the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information (WDAI) report. The data in the report came from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Wyoming was the state with the most self-employed jobs, and Sheridan County had the highest percentage — 50.4% — of self-em...

  • Sheridan County school district providing new teachers with housing amid countywide shortage

    Caroline Elik, via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 27, 2023

    SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is offering staff a solution to the Sheridan housing shortage by renting out properties on the old Normative Services Academy, Inc. campus to incoming teachers. The district bought six housing units on the 227-acre NSI property, which is now owned by Community Impact LLC, earlier this year for a purchase price of $1,046,571 and is currently renting out those units to new faculty. Community Impact LLC, an entity of the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, also donated around $500,000 to the d...

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