Our View: Don't make it SWEDA

We have some concerns about the proposal to form a Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition board.

Last week, Sweetwater County Commissioner Randy Wendling spoke about an idea to form an SEDC board to separate the organization’s activities from of the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce. As was noted by Sweetwater County Commissioner Wally Johnson, this is essentially what the Sweetwater Economic Development Agency (SWEDA) was. That organization no longer exists.

SWEDA was a county-wide organization geared toward economic development during 2000s and was instrumental in bringing workers from Mic...


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