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By Tom Coulter
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Report shows sales up in Wyoming, though revenue concerns persist


January 2, 2020

CHEYENNE — A quarterly economic report released this week shows Wyoming saw an increase in overall sales this year, while Laramie County continued to see stable growth in its economy.

Yet the report also provided an indication of the struggles Wyoming will face as its revenue from mineral taxes dwindles.

The report, published by the state’s Economic Analysis Division, indicates the state has continued to rebound from the economic downturn of 2015 and 2016, Wyoming Chief Economist Wenlin Liu said.

“During the downturn, the state lost almost 20,000 jobs,” Liu said. “In the mining...

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