OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437
February 28, 2014
******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead expresses his deep appreciation for the leadership of Bob Jensen, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council. Jensen is stepping down at the end of March. He has led the Business Council for over ten years and through a time of significant economic growth in Wyoming.
“It has been a great pleasure to work with Bob. I saw his leadership as Governor and as a member of the Business Council Board of Directors. He cares deeply about the state. Bob has been tireless in his pursuit of economic opportunities for Wyoming communities and has done so in a thoughtful manner,” Governor Mead said.
Many notable economic development projects have taken place under Jensen’s tenure as CEO. These include the following:
- 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.
“The past 10 years have been the best work experience of my life,” said Jensen. “Being associated with knowledgeable local economic development leaders, supportive Governors and Legislators, and such a high-caliber staff has been an incredible privilege. I am confident the future is bright for Wyoming. The Business Council’s practice of making decisions based on sound business principles and oversight from seasoned business leaders in and around Wyoming will continue to facilitate solid economic growth for years to come.”
Jensen is stepping down to spend more time with his wife who has multiple sclerosis. His resignation is effective March 28, 2014.