Wyoming Business Council CEO leaving after 10 years

Apr 3, 2014 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The chief executive officer of the Wyoming Business Council is leaving his position after after 10 years on the job.

Gov. Matt Mead's office announced that Bob Jensen had stepped down, effective March 28, to spend more time with his wife, who has multiple sclerosis.

Mead says in a statement that Jensen has been tireless in pursuit of economic opportunities for Wyoming.

The governor identified numerous economic development projects undertaken under Jensen's tenure, including:

expansion of the rail industry in Evanston, Casper, Upton and Cheyenne;

infrastructure improvement allowing for growth of the digital industry such as the Sheridan Tech Park;

recruitment of technology companies like Microsoft and projects including the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center;

expansion of Wyoming data centers like Green House Data and Ptolemy;

growth of the manufacturing sector in Gillette with a vibrant business park;

creation of jobs in the northwest part of the state with support for Cody Labs; and

advanced energy technologies that have the potential to benefit many areas of the state.

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