Wyoming Liberty Group
Local government promoters continually discuss how to use tax dollars to revive downtowns. Cheyenne is no different. During the run-up to the 2014 Cheyenne City Council elections, the local newspaper asked candidates what they would do to improve Cheyenne’s downtown. The paper even published a series of articles analyzing Cheyenne’s downtown issues and invited readers to support candidates that promised to do something, such as spend money, to resuscitate downtown Cheyenne. However, Cheyenne does not fit the demographic and economic profile to support the revival envisioned by the local newspaper.