About us

A partnership between the City of Rock Springs, the City of Green River, and Sweetwater County, the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition (SEDC) offers assistance to new and growing businesses in and around Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

As Sweetwater County residents, we’re passionate about making the place we live, work, and play better for everyone — and ensuring that both new and established businesses can grow, thrive, and succeed is the best place to start. 

With expertise in commercial and industrial real estate, economic data, and marketing, we can provide new and growing Sweetwater County businesses with a vast range of knowledge and resources.

These include: 

Property inventory

land, commercial, retail

Local demographic and workforce trends

Facilitating meetings

to get the right people in the room and ensure projects move quickly

Coordinating with local entities

for site location and regulatory processes

Business retention and expansion resources

Workforce training opportunities

Infrastructure and utility location

Assistance with applying for grants or loans

Specialized training opportunities and seminars

Identifying ways to gain capital

Locating sites and facilities for expansion

Our mission 

Our mission is to sustain and retain a strong, diversified business climate in Sweetwater County, as well as strengthen its economic base by providing businesses with leadership and resources. Through capital investment, business creation, attraction, recruitment, and expansion, we create a dynamic framework for quality growth, development, and job enhancement. 

Staff

Kayla McDonald

Economic Development Specialist 

Kayla has been with the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition since its creation in 2016. Her favorite part of economic development is seeing her community prosper, as well as helping entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed. 

Prior to her role at SEDC, she spent two years as the Business Development Manager for the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce.

 

  • Wyoming Economic Development Association Board of Directors -Secretary 
  • Bachelors of Science in Public Relations from Franklin University (2013)
  • Sweetwater County Leadership Graduate (2013) 
  • Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce “Employee of the Year” (2016) 
  • Certificate in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council and The University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute (2017) 
  • mcdonaldk@sweetwatercountywy.gov
  • (307) 872-3925
  • (307) 389-2089

Eric Bingham,AICP

Land Use Director

Eric Bingham has worked for the last 18 years in the Sweetwater County Land Use Department  and eleven years as the Land Use Director.

 

  • Bachelor of Science University of Utah Natural Resource Management – 2000
  • AICP Certification – 2010
  • Certified Economic Financial Planner (EDFP) – 2022
  • Certified ICC Plans Examiner – 2007
  • Certificate University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute – 2021
  • binghame@sweetwatercountywy.gov
  • (307) 872-3914
  • (307) 922-5430

Advisory board

Devon Brubaker

Devon Brubaker

Chairman

Representing Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport

(Sweetwater County Appointment)

Reed Clevenger

Reed Clevenger

Vice Chairman

Representing the City of Green River 

(City of Green River Appointment)

Lauren Schoenfeld

Lauren Schoenfeld

Secretary/Treasurer

Representing the Sweetwater County Commissioners 

(Sweetwater County  Appointment)

Marty Carollo

Marty Carollo

Advisory Board Member

Representing All-West Communications 

(City of Green River  Appointment)

Mayor Timothy A. Kaumo

Mayor Timothy A. Kaumo

Advisory Board Member

Representing the City of Rock Springs 

(City of Rock Springs Appointment)

Mark Cowan

Mark Cowan

Advisory Board Member

Representing Radiant Manufacturing 

(Sweetwater County Appointment)

Keaton West

Keaton West

Advisory Board Member

Representing the City of Rock Springs 

(City of Rock Springs Appointment)

Curious how we can help your new or growing business?

Get in touch with us today!