Governor Matt Mead kicked off the Wyoming Business Forum yesterday here in Cheyenne. The governor spoke to the crowd about some of the challenges that face the state in the energy markets, saying that coal has a target on its back.
The governor added that the state and local governments will continue to challenge unreasonable rules and regulations in the energy market, but the state can’t rely on fighting back against rules, but needs to innovate.
Mead strongly believes that technology will become the states 4th largest industry, and that over the next few years, it will only get bigger and better.
Also speaking yesterday at day one of the forum was ex-navy seal, Rob O’Neil. During his hour long talk, O’Neil discussed some of his missions, seal training, and equating the stress of military work to the day-to-day stresses civilians face in their work life. The Butte, Montana native ended his talk by reminding the audience to have a ‘never quit’ mentality in the work force, similar to those in the armed services.