Water demands too great for Cheyenne to welcome .1B meat packing plant, mayor says

Slices of thin meat cutlets on a conveyor belt for packaging at industrial meat factory plant. (Shutterstock) CASPER, Wyo. — While Cheyenne was con...

September 25, 2022
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Slices of thin meat cutlets on a conveyor belt for packaging at industrial meat factory plant. (Shutterstock) CASPER, Wyo. — While Cheyenne was considered for the home of a new $1.1 billion meat packing plant, the city lacks the infrastructure needed to meet the plant's demands for water, Cheyenne Mayor Patrick Collins said Friday in his weekly 'Mayor's Minute' column. Collins said he met with the Wyoming Business Council and the Cheyenne-Laramie County Corporation for Economic Development, also known as Cheyenne LEADS, to discuss the proposed meat packing plant.