Lander Visitor and Business Chamber Complex Receives Preliminary Approval for Funding

The City of Lander and the Lander Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center requested $779,920 in a combination of grant and loan funding through the Wyoming Business Council’s Community Enhancement, Business Readiness Communities program. Today, the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors recommended $466,210 in grant funds and $194,316 loan funding be forwarded for approval by the State Land Investment Board. The total project cost also includes an in­kind match from the City of Lander of Jaycee Chamber Park. On October 6, the State Land and Investment Board will consider the project for final approval of funding.

The Lander Visitor and Chamber Business Complex project proposes the construction of a new 3,400­ square­ foot facility. The project is intended to attract, enhance and increase visitation to the region, provide handicap ­accessible facilities, offer extra office space, and retain and expand businesses by providing services as a chamber and business complex.

Chamber Executive Director Brian Fabel remarked, “We are excited to see the application moving forward and appreciate all the support we have received from the City of Lander and the Wyoming Business Council. This project will be a great asset to Lander’s tourism industry.”

If the project is approved by the SLIB Board in October, it will go to bid in Spring 2017, with final completion expected for Fall of 2017.