Lander's Economic Future Looks Bright!

Since 2003, Wyoming has ranked number one among all states for business-friendly taxation by the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index.

The state of Wyoming and the town of Lander offer a supportive atmosphere and a favorable tax structure for you to start, build, and grow your business.

Many businesses and organizations recognize the difference that Wyoming incentives make for their success. For example, in 2007 Wyoming successfully attracted the National Computer Center for Atmospheric Research Facility, which is building the fastest supercomputer in North America. 


Our community supports small businesses with pride as demonstrated by our picturesque Main Street where locally owned shops cater to all your needs. Some of our small businesses have grown into industry leaders – the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Eagle Bronze Foundry, Wyoming Catholic College, and Fremont Motors Corporation, just to name a few. For a list of local businesses that are Chamber members, please visit the Chamber website at:

Businesses and individuals like Wyoming’s tax friendly financial structure. Wyoming business system is one of the nation’s top-ranked for delivering the highest quality services for the lowest cost.
— Wyoming Business Council


Wyoming is one of only seven states without a personal income tax.

You can use the financial snapshot below to compare Wyoming’s tax rates to those in your own state:

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In addition, based on assessed market value, Wyoming businesses enjoy:

  • Manufacturing sales tax exemption
  • Sales tax exemption on electricity used in manufacturing
  • Industrial development revenue bonds
  • Wyoming partnership challenge loans
  • Workforce development training funds
  • WyoRECS renewable energy credit discounts

Visit Wyoming Business Council  for more detailed information. 

Lander offers an ideal place for you and your employees to live. We have a low cost of living, excellent schools and healthcare, and a safe environment for work and play. Lander offers a variety of cultural activities for people of all ages and interests. Our community strives to maintain a perfect balance between sustained economic growth, while at the same time preserving our natural beauty and western cultural heritage.

Join us in Lander, where the strong sense of belonging transformed our town into a vibrant community. 

Distance from Major Hubs and Attractions


“National Outdoor Leadership School is totally committed to Lander, it is an outdoor person’s mecca and an incredible community. A number of years ago we asked our staff and alumni where our new headquarters building should be located. The response was overwhelming, “NOLS is Lander and Lander is NOLS.”
— Bruce Palmer, Director of Admission and Marketing at NOLS


Main page photo generously donated by Scott Copeland