OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437
March 4, 2014
******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) has ranked Wyoming as the best state for future retirees. The NIRS report released today looks at the economic prospects for retirees across the United States. Governor Matt Mead says this positive ranking recognizes Wyoming’s conservative and forward thinking culture and the work of both the private sector and government leaders over the years. He notes that the state, which scored a 9 out of 10, can still do better.
The report focuses on: potential retirement income, major retiree costs and labor market conditions for older workers. Wyoming scored near the top in every category and received the top ranking overall.
“Wyoming has a large aging population. It is vital as more and more people enter retirement that they are secure. It bodes well for our state and citizens that we earned such a high ranking,” Governor Mead said. “We must continue to work for a strong economy so that the private sector can continue to provide good wages and employment opportunities to help individuals today as they prepare for retirement.”
The report is available online.