CASPER, Wyo – The Wyoming Business Council has released a new tool on wideopenwyo.org to serve as a one-stop site to view open businesses in their community and how to access their services amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“The site is searchable by business or community, and it’s easy to navigate,” said Wendy Lopez, business recruiting manager for the Wyoming Business Council.
The site uses Google Maps and, to date, includes more than 800 businesses, including grocers, daycares, restaurants, breweries, retailers and more.
The site lists business opening hours, new services like takeout, delivery or online shopping, and accommodations for at-risk populations.
The interactive map feature also incorporates data analytics that displays COVID-19 related statistics county by county. Filters include vulnerability to job loss, total number of new cases and total number of cases per 10,000 people.
Businesses can easily add their information to the system by clicking “Add Business” and filling out a short, simple form.
Local governments, economic development organizations, chambers, and community development organizations are all encouraged to contact the Wyoming Business Council for a unique link that will take visitors directly to their community and filter only businesses in their area.
These organizations are also encouraged to contact the Business Council for a template that can be used to upload local businesses in batches.
For more information on resources available to employers, employees and communities, visit wyomingbusiness.org/covid19.
The Wyoming Business Council newsletter is available here.