A word about the weather: Cheyenne has cold and fairly long winters, and summers cooler than most. Wyoming as a whole is one of the windiest states in the Union. These factors combine to give the city an unusual edge in business. As a leader in renewable energy through several wind turbine installations, the area has attracted supercomputer users like Microsoft, NCAR and Green House Data, whose massive energy needs can be better met and sustained here. If you have cowboy dreams but real life means lassoing data in a cubicle farm, this may be a place where you can merge those identities comfortably. History is still part of the fabric of daily life here; two railroads are among the area's major employers, but progress marches on. The community is committed to steady improvement, implementing a downtown revitalization program to offer shopping, night life, dining and entertainment for residents and visitors, while trying to minimize the environmental impact of those changes. You can get from one site to another on foot using the many miles of greenway that led to Cheyenne being named a "Trail Town USA." Check out Cheyenne and enjoy a taste of the past in an utterly modern setting.
Cheyenne is the state capital and also the Laramie County seat, so government is not just a presence but a large employer in the area, along with the US Air Force and Wyoming National Guard. With 60,000 residents at last count, it's the most populated city in the state, which still boasts plentiful open space. Cheyenne is considered the northern peak of the Front Range Urban Corridor, a span of land that ends in Pueblo, Colorado, and is home to over 4 million. If Cheyenne itself offers a small-town lifestyle in a modest city, it's also a part of something much bigger; in fact, this area rich in history is on the leading edge of change.

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