Members of Wyoming’s delegation talk development in Casper

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney and Sen. John Barasso met with local officials Thursday morning in Casper to discuss leveraging a federal tax incentive program designed to spur development in select zones in the area.

The meeting served as a venue for leaders from Casper, Mills and Natrona County to pitch a variety of development projects and ask for help in accomplishing those goals.

Cheney and Barasso were joined by Scott Turner, the executive director of the White House Opportunity Zone Revitalization Council, which President Donald Trump created by executive action in 2018 as a mechanism to help municipalities supplement private investment in opportunity zones with federal grant and loan programs. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration were also present.