The Casper region's economy is primarily based on oil and mineral industries and cattle and sheep ranching. Companies involved in the care and feeding of livestock have a significant presence in Casper and the surrounding area. Healthcare is also an economic asset primarily due to the Wyoming Medical Center. Casper is also a regional hub for banking and commerce.
Tourism is an important economic element in Casper, Wyoming which can be partially attributed to the city having a Wild West history and rodeos. The city also brings in tourism dollars due to the nearby Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. Local government and construction are also important economic factors for Casper.
Items and goods produced in the area include oil, natural gas, coal, agricultural products and fire equipment.
The Casper Workforce Center is part of a statewide network of workforce development resources which includes a variety of services for companies and job seekers.
Notable information about Casper, Wyoming: Casper was named by Forbes magazine as one of the nation's "Top 25 Best Small Places for Business." Average salary in 2009: $28,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 87.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 22%.
Casper's largest employers:
- Natrona County School District #1
- Wyoming Medical Center
- The Industrial Company
- Key Energy
- City of Casper
- Casper College
- Wyoming Machinery Company
- Natrona County Government
- McMurry Ready Mix
The top nonagricultural employment sectors in Casper, Wyoming:
- Trade, transportation and utilities
- Educational services
- Leisure and hospitality
- Natural resources and mining
- Professional and business services
Casper businesses can receive assistance from the following associations:
- Casper Area Chamber of Commerce
- Casper Area Economic Development Alliance Inc
- Wyoming Economic Development Association
- Small Business Administration - Wyoming
People looking for local business and economic news can read the Casper Star Tribune.