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Economic Development in Northwest Wyoming



Forward Cody is the community’s leader, partner, advocate and facilitator in the continuing development of a vibrant economy in the Cody area.


The City of Cody, Wyoming, on the east boundary of Yellowstone National Park, was established in 1896 by world famous hunter, scout, and showman William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. In the years that have followed, Cody has developed into a favorite Western destination for travelers from all over the world. They have sought out the unspoiled beauty of Yellowstone, the nation’s first national park, and have enjoyed the varied outdoor experiences offered by the Shoshone National Forest, our nation’s first national forest.

Cody is the American West. The culture lives on in the toughness and commitment of the rodeo cowboys who have made Cody, Wyoming “The Rodeo Capital of the World.”

Cody exemplifies the New West as well as the Old. We are proud of our spirit of individual accomplishment, western hospitality, honesty, and friendliness.

We’ve made a choice. We choose to live where the stars are not only bright, but brilliant. We treasure this place where high speed communication merges with low speed lifestyle. We are happy to share this place, where climbing the ladder and climbing the mountain can (and does) happen in the same day!

Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” We’ve modified that a bit. We prefer to say, “Choose a great place to live and work and work will never feel like work again.”

Why live where you work?  Why not work where you live?  Our backyard could be YOUR office. Come live in Cody Wyoming and bring your business with you.

Cody, Wyoming

Why it matters

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