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									                                                 WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                              EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                         EXHIBIT -1


      BACKGROUND INFORMATION                                                    RESPONSES
      Total Responses                                                              24
      Please describe your primary product or service.                             24       See Exhibit -2
      When was this facility opened?                                            RESPONSES
        Prior to 1980                                                              21
        1980-1990                                                                   1
        1990-1998                                                                   2
        1999-2001                                                                   0
        Since 2001                                                                  0
      Please indicate the functions or operations at your location (check all
      that apply)                                                               RESPONSES
        Administrative center                                                      13
        Computer/data center                                                        9
        Customer service/call center                                               10
        Distribution/wholesale                                                      2
        Education                                                                   2
        Headquarters                                                               11
        Health care                                                                 5
        Hospitality/service                                                         5
        Manufacturing/repair/maintenance                                            4
        Professional services                                                       9
        Regional, district or branch office                                         2
        Research and Development                                                    0
        Retail                                                                      6
        Sales center/office                                                        10
        Other                                                                       3       See Exhibit -3
      Which choice best describes the control of your company?                  RESPONSES
        Single plant                                                               12
        Multiple plant                                                              5
        Own out WY                                                                  3
        Own out US                                                                  0
        Other                                                                       4       See Exhibit -4




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                                                WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                             EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                        EXHIBIT -1


      What are the principal reasons your company chose to locate in
      Wyoming? (check all that apply)                                     RESPONSES
       Labor supply                                                           1
       Access to suppliers                                                    0
       Access to markets                                                      5
       Electric power rates                                                   0
       Business started locally                                              16
       Overall business costs were best we could find                         1
       Proximity to R&D                                                       0
       Other                                                                  3       See Exhibit -5
      EMPLOYMENT PROFILE
      Please provide the following information:                           RESPONSES     AVERAGE        MEDIAN          TOTAL
        Current number of full-time employees                                23           41.7          28.0                958
        Current number of part-time employees                                17           14.1           5.0                240
        Current number of temporary employees                                 2            5.5           5.5                 11
        Estimated number of seasonal employees                                6           21.8          11.0                131
        Estimated full-time employees one year from now                      21           45.0          34.0                945
        Percent of company employees represented by one or more unions        1            6.0           6.0

      What is your anticipated employment growth in the next 12 months?   RESPONSES
       Layoffs                                                                0
       Less than 2% increase                                                 13
       Between 3-5%                                                           7
       Over 5%                                                                3
      LABOR MARKET AREA
      Please estimate your employee's average, one-way commute time (in
      minutes):                                                           RESPONSES     AVERAGE        MEDIAN
        Hourly and office non-exempt                                         20           14.9          10.0
        Management                                                           20           12.0          10.0
      Please estimate the percent of employees commuting:                 RESPONSES     AVERAGE        MEDIAN
        From in-state                                                        14           100.0        100.0
        From out-of-state                                                     0            0.0          0.0




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                                                WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                             EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                        EXHIBIT -1


      LOCATING/RELOCATING MANAGEMENT/PROFESSIONALS
      Please indicate your experience with recruiting workers from outside
      the area (5=Excellent, 1=Poor)                                          RESPONSES     AVERAGE        MEDIAN
        Managers/professionals from outside the area                             21            3.5          4.0
        Employment opportunities for 'trailing' spouses                          21            3.8          4.0
        Suitable housing availability for relocatees/transferees                 22            3.4          3.0
        Quality of life as perceived by job candidates from outside area         22            1.8          1.5
      What has been your experience in having the following issues play a
      role in job offers being rejected by candidates? (5=High impact,
      1=Low impact)                                                           RESPONSES     AVERAGE        MEDIAN
        Quality of shopping as a factor in attracting relocates/transferees      22            3.9          3.5
        Art/Entertainment as a factor in attracting relocates/transferees        22            3.6          3.0
        Spousal turndown factor                                                  22            2.9          3.0
      BASIC SKILLS OF JOB APPLICANTS                                          RESPONSES        YES          NO

      Have you noted a deficiency in basic skills among job applicants?          20            16            4
      If yes, what is the most common deficiency?                                15       See Exhibit -6

      Please rate the basic skill levels you see among your non-managerial
      and non-professional job applicants. (5=Excellent, 1=Poor)              RESPONSES     AVERAGE        MEDIAN
        Overall basic skills of all applicants                                   22            3.1          3.0
        Written communication                                                    21            3.6          3.0
        Reading comprehension                                                    22            3.3          3.0
        Arithmetic/math                                                          21            3.4          3.0
        Thinking and judgment                                                    22            3.2          3.0
        Verbal communication/comprehension                                       22            3.0          3.0
        Team and cooperative skills                                              22            2.9          3.0
        Bilingual or multilingual skills                                         13            4.6          5.0




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                                               WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
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      COMPUTER SKILLS NEEDED BY JOB APPLICANTS
      Please indicate the level of computer skill NEEDED among job
      applicants for: (5=Hightest skill needed, 1=No skill needed)   RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
      OFFICE (non-managerial personnel)
        Fundamental skills                                              21         2.1      2.0
        Basic keyboarding skills                                        21         2.1      2.0
        Using word processing software                                  21         2.2      2.0
        Using spreadsheet software                                      21         2.7      3.0
        Using database software                                         21         3.1      3.0
        Using accounting software                                       21         2.9      3.0
        Accessing and using Internet                                    12         2.6      2.0
        A+ Certification                                                11         4.5      5.0
        C++                                                             11         4.5      5.0
        CAD skills (e.g. autoCAD)                                       11         3.3      3.0
        Cisco Certifications                                            15         4.2      5.0
        HTML/XML/Web page development                                   11         5.0      5.0
        JAVA                                                            11         5.0      5.0
        Microsoft Certifications                                        17         2.9      2.5
        Novell-certified training                                       15         4.1      5.0
        Oracle database                                                 11         4.8      5.0
        SQL                                                             11         5.0      5.0
        Overall training or learning capacity of applicants             18         2.5      2.0
        Other                                                            4         5.0      5.0
      MANUFACTURING
        Fundamental skills                                              12         3.0      3.0
        Keyboarding skills                                              16         3.0      3.0
      DISTRIBUTION
        Fundamental skills                                              12         2.7      2.0
        Basic keyboarding skills                                        17         2.8      2.5




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      ACTUAL COMPUTER SKILLS SEEN AMONG JOB APPLICANTS
      Please indicate the level of computer skill levels you CURRENTLY
      SEE among job applicants for: (5=Hightest skill seen, 1=Poorest skill
      seen)                                                                   RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
      OFFICE (non-managerial personnel)
        Fundamental skills                                                       13         2.6      3.0
        Basic keyboarding skills                                                 22         2.6      3.0
        Using word processing software                                           22         2.8      3.0
        Using spreadsheet software                                               22         3.5      3.0
        Using database software                                                  22         3.7      4.0
        Using accounting software                                                22         3.3      3.0
        Accessing and using Internet                                             22         2.6      3.0
        A+ Certification                                                         12         3.7      4.0
        C++                                                                      12         3.7      4.0
        CAD skills (e.g. autoCAD)                                                12         3.8      4.0
        Cisco Certifications                                                     16         4.7      5.0
        HTML/XML/Web page development                                            12         4.3      4.0
        JAVA                                                                     12         5.0      5.0
        Microsoft Certifications                                                 19         2.9      2.0
        Novell-certified training                                                16         4.2      4.0
        Oracle database                                                          11         4.3      5.0
        SQL                                                                      10         4.7      5.0
        Overall training or learning capacity of applicants                      17         3.3      3.0
        Other                                                                     6         5.0      5.0
      MANUFACTURING
        Fundamental skills                                                       12         2.5      2.5
        Keyboarding skills                                                       16         2.7      3.0
      DISTRIBUTION
        Fundamental skills                                                       11         3.0      3.0
        Basic keyboarding skills                                                 16         3.0      3.0




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                                               WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                            EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
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      PRODUCTIVITY AND WORK ETHIC OF COMPANY EMPLOYEES
      Please indicate the number that best describes your experience with
      the work ethic and productivity seen in the local labor force
      (5=Excellent, 1=Poor)                                                  RESPONSES       AVERAGE        MEDIAN
        Work ethic                                                               22             2.5          2.0
        Productivity                                                             22             2.5          3.0
        Productivity compared to that of other company sites                     18             2.4          2.0
        Willingness to work overtime                                             22             2.5          2.0
        Punctuality                                                              21             2.7          3.0
        Overall employer/employee relations                                      22             2.4          2.0
      EMPLOYEE TURNOVER AND ABSENTEEISM
      Please indicate your experience with turnover and absenteeism
      (1=0-10%, 2=10-20%, 3=20-30%, 4=Over 30%)                              RESPONSES       AVERAGE        MEDIAN
        New-hire turnover rate (i.e., employed less than 1 year)                 21             2.1          2.0
      (1=0-5%, 2=6-9%, 3=10-14%, 4=Over 15%)
        Average annual turnover after first year                                 21             1.8          1.0
        Average daily absenteeism rate                                           21             1.3          1.0
        Annual percent retiring (2004-2005)                                      21             1.1          1.0
      LABOR AVAILABILITY AND COST                                           See Exhibit -7
      Which skills/positions are most difficult to find?                         19        See Exhibit -8
      Does your company offer shift premiums? (Yes or No)                    RESPONSES         YES           NO
         Second shift                                                            15             3             12
         Third shift                                                             15             2             13
      Does your company use a performance-based pay program?                     21            14              7
      If yes, please describe the program elements.                              13       See Exhibit -9




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      UNDEREMPLOYED/OVERQUALIFIED JOB APPLICANTS
       Please provide your experience with the following:                         RESPONSES     AVERAGE         MEDIAN
        Availability of overqualified job applicants (5= Large % of applicants,
        1=No applicants)                                                             22            2.2           2.0
      RETIRED RESIDENTS WITHIN THE WORKFORCE
      Approximately how many of your employees are retired from another
      job/career?                                                                 RESPONSES     AVERAGE         MEDIAN
         Full-time                                                                    9             4             2
         Part-time                                                                    8             4             3
      If you hire or employ retirees, what jobs do they hold in your
      company?                                                                       12       See Exhibit -10
      What has been your overall experience employing retired residents?
      Have those experiences been satisfactory or unsatisfactory? Please
      explain.                                                                       13       See Exhibit -11




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                                              WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                           EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
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      EMPLOYEE RECRUITING
      Please indicate the THREE most frequently used recruiting methods
      employed by your company or organization.                           RESPONSES
        Walk-ins/unsolicited resumes                                         11
        Referrals                                                             8
        Employment agencies                                                   1
        'Temp to perm'                                                        2
        'Word of Mouth'                                                       6
        State employment office                                              11
        Newspaper advertising                                                15
        Colleges/universities                                                 4
        Tech schools                                                          0
        Internet                                                              5
        Other                                                                 3       See Exhibit -12
                                                                          RESPONSES        YES           NO
      Are bonuses given to employees who refer job candidate who are
      hired by the company?                                                  22             3             19
      Do you offer any incentive compensation programs?                      21             9             12
      How often do you recruit at the following area colleges and
      universities? (5=Continuously, 1=Never)                             RESPONSES     AVERAGE         MEDIAN
        BYU                                                                  20            1.1           1.0
        University of Wyoming                                                21            1.8           1.0
        Casper College                                                       20            1.6           1.0
        Central Wyoming College                                              20            1.2           1.0
        Colorado State University                                            20            1.4           1.0
        Eastern Wyoming College                                              20            1.2           1.0
        Laramie County Community College                                     20            1.3           1.0
        Northwest College                                                    20            1.3           1.0
        Sheridan College                                                     22            2.7           3.0
        Utah State University                                                20            1.2           1.0
        Western Wyoming College                                              20            1.2           1.0
        Wyoming Technical Institute                                          20            1.2           1.0




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                                               EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
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      TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
      Please circle those educational resources used by your firm for each
      of the following:                                                          RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
        Clerical employee training - Private Vendor                                  9
        Clerical employee training - College/ University                             1
        Clerical employee training - Community Colleges                              4
        Production/construction/maintenance-level employee training - Private
        Vendor                                                                       2
        Production/construction/maintenance-level employee training - College/
        University                                                                   1
        Production/construction/maintenance-level employee training -
        Community Colleges                                                           2
        Technical/professional employee training - Private Vendor                    7
        Technical/professional employee training - College/ University               7
        Technical/professional employee training - Community Colleges                6
                                                                                 RESPONSES     YES      NO
      Do you have any formal in-house training programs?                            22         16        6
      If yes, for what topics, programs or courses?                              RESPONSES
         Basic skills                                                                9
         Life skills                                                                 1
         Safety                                                                     11
         Computer                                                                    2
         General business                                                            3
         Job-specific                                                               13
         Leadership                                                                  4
         Other                                                                       0




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      TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, continued
      How do you MOST FREQUENTLY conduct training of your staff for
      job specific skills?                                                   RESPONSES
        Company Personnel                                                       13
        Vendors or contractors                                                   3
        On-the-job trainers                                                      2
        On-line                                                                  3

      How frequently have you worked with each of the following for
      training, apprenticeship, co-op, or other programs? (5=Continuously,
      1=Never)                                                               RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
        Area High schools                                                       20         2.2      2.0
        University of Wyoming                                                   20         1.6      1.0
        Casper College                                                          19         1.3      1.0
        Central Wyoming College                                                 19         1.1      1.0
        Eastern Wyoming College                                                 19         1.1      1.0
        Laramie County Community College                                        19         1.2      1.0
        Northwest College                                                       18         1.1      1.0
        Sheridan College                                                        21         2.4      3.0
        Western Wyoming College                                                 17         1.0      1.0
        Wyoming Technical Institute                                             18         1.1      1.0
        Private vendors (e.g. training & development consultants)               19         2.5      3.0
      Please select the number that best indicates your opinion of the
      quality of the following educational programs and graduates.
      (5=Excellent, 1=Poor)                                                  RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
        Area high schools                                                       22         3.2      3.0
        University of Wyoming                                                   21         3.7      4.0
        Casper College                                                          19         3.6      4.0
        Central Wyoming College                                                 19         3.3      3.0
        Eastern Wyoming College                                                 19         3.3      3.0
        Laramie County Community College                                        19         3.4      3.0
        Northwest College                                                       19         3.4      3.0
        Sheridan College                                                        22         3.5      4.0
        Western Wyoming College                                                 19         3.3      3.0
        Wyoming Technical Institute                                             20         3.2      3.0

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      IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED AMONG LOCAL TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
      Please indicate programs that need to be strengthened or instituted
      to better meed our requirements.
      Among area high schools:                                              RESPONSES
        Basic skills: Reading/writing, Communication/speaking, Math,
        Life Skills                                                            13
        Job Preparedness                                                       16
        Job Interview skills                                                   11
        Critical thinking                                                       8
        Vocational training                                                     8
        Work ethic                                                             13
        Computer/software                                                       4
        Other                                                                   4       See Exhibit -13
      At your Area's Community College or Colleges:                         RESPONSES
        Basic skills                                                            7
        Reading/writing                                                         7
        Communication/speaking                                                  5
        Math                                                                    5
        Life Skills                                                             5
        Job Preparedness                                                       11
        Job Interview skills                                                    5
        Critical thinking                                                       9
        Vocational training                                                     7
        Work ethic                                                             10
        Computer/software                                                       4
        Specialty skills (please specify below)                                 1
        Other                                                                   5       See Exhibit -13
      University of Wyoming                                                 RESPONSES
        Job Preparedness                                                       14
        Job Interview skills                                                    3
        Critical thinking                                                       7
        Computer/software                                                       4
        Specialty skills (please specify) below                                 1
        Other                                                                   4       See Exhibit -13


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                                                WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                             EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
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      COMPANY-OFFERED BENEFITS
      Does your company offer the following benefits? (check all that
      apply)                                                            RESPONSES
       Subsidized daycare                                                   0
       On-site daycare                                                      0
       Life insurance (company paid)                                       15
       Health insurance (company paid)                                     19
       Dental insurance (company paid)                                     11
       Optical insurance (company paid)                                     2
       Long-term disability                                                 7
       Short-term disability                                                6
       Tuition reimbursement                                                8
       Pension                                                              7
       401(k)                                                              13
       Other                                                                4       See Exhibit -14

      Percent of premium paid by the company for these benefits         RESPONSES     AVERAGE         MEDIAN
       Daycare(%)                                                           0          #DIV/0!        #NUM!
       On-site daycare(%)                                                   0          #DIV/0!        #NUM!
       Life insurance(%)                                                   14            87.0          100.0
       Health insurance(%)                                                 20            80.7           85.0
       Dental insurance(%)                                                 12            81.5           86.5
       Optical insurance(%)                                                 2           100.0          100.0
       Long-term disability(%)                                              6            90.0          100.0
       Short-term disability(%)                                             6           100.0          100.0




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      COMPANY-OFFERED BENEFITS, continued
      Please indicate your company's vacation policy for HOURLY
      employees (days per year)                                     RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
        After 6 months (days)                                          10         6.5       5.5
        After 1 year (days/yr)                                         19         9.5      10.0
        After 5 years (days/yr)                                        16        13.8      13.0
        After 10 years (days/yr)                                       14        16.7      18.0
        After 15 years (days/yr)                                        8        20.3      20.0
        After 20 years (days/yr)                                       11        20.3      20.0
      Please indicate your company's vacation policy for SALARIED
      employees (days per year)                                     RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
        After 6 months (days)                                          10         6.8       6.5
        After 1 year (days/yr)                                         21        11.4      12.0
        After 5 years (days/yr)                                        18        14.3      13.0
        After 10 years (days/yr)                                       15        16.7      16.5
        After 15 years (days/yr)                                        8        20.3      20.0
        After 20 years (days/yr)                                       13        20.5      20.5
      How many paid holidays does the company offer?                   18         7.3       8.0
      COMPANY PROGRAMS/WORKSITE AMENITIES
      Please indicate those programs offered by your company.       RESPONSES
        Dependent health insurance coverage                            16
        Tuition reimbursement for non-job related courses               0
        Daycare subsidy                                                 0
        Flextime                                                       11
        Telecommuting                                                   0
        Job sharing                                                     7
        Partial days off                                               13
        Cafeteria                                                       5
        Floating holidays                                               2
        Employee suggestion systems                                     6
        Employee recognition programs                                  10
        Company-sponsored picnics or similar events                    16
        Health club on-site or membership                               3
        Lunch/break room                                               12
        Other                                                           0
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      LOCAL BUSINESS CLIMATE
      Please click the response that best describes your experience for
      conducting business. (5=Excellent, 1=Poor)                          RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
        Local government regulations                                         22         3.0      3.0
        Workers' compensation costs                                          22         3.3      3.0
        Fairness of workers' compensation enforcement                        21         3.4      3.0
        Unemployment insurance costs                                         21         3.0      3.0
        Fairness of unemployment insurance enforcement                       21         2.9      3.0
        State traiing programs                                               22         3.0      3.0
        Health care costs                                                    22         2.4      2.0
        Overall costs of doing business                                      22         3.0      3.0
        State taxes                                                          21         4.1      4.0
        Local taxes (including property)                                     22         3.3      3.0
        Local permitting                                                     21         3.0      3.0
        State permitting                                                     21         3.1      3.0
      How important is each of the following items to your company when
      conducting business in your community or in Wyoming? (5=High
      importance, 1-Low importance)                                       RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
        Local government regulations                                         16         2.9      2.0
        Workers' compensation costs                                          22         2.9      2.0
        Fairness of workers' compensation enforcement                        21         2.9      2.0
        Unemployment insurance costs                                         21         2.6      2.0
        Fairness of unemployment insurance enforcement                       21         2.9      2.0
        State traiing programs                                               16         2.7      2.0
        Health care costs                                                    21         3.7      4.0
        Overall costs of doing business                                      21         3.8      4.0
        State taxes                                                          22         3.0      2.0
        Local taxes (including property)                                     22         3.0      2.0
        Local permitting                                                     21         2.6      2.0
        State permitting                                                     21         2.7      2.0




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      LOCAL BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
      Please circle the number that best describes your experience.
      (5=Excellent, 1=Poor)                                                 RESPONSES   AVERAGE   MEDIAN
        Rail freight service                                                   12         2.4      3.0
        Rail frieght costs                                                     12         2.4      3.0
        Trucking service                                                       19         3.3      3.0
        Trucking Cost                                                          18         3.1      3.0
        Air freight service                                                    17         2.8      3.0
        Air freight costs                                                      16         2.8      3.0
        Overnight mail and package delivery services                           19         2.8      3.0
        Overnight mail and package delivery costs                              20         2.8      3.0
        Electric power reliability                                             21         3.7      4.0
        Electric power costs                                                   21         3.2      3.0
        Quality of advanced telecommunications services (voice & data)         21         3.0      3.0
        Costs of advanced telecommunications services (voice & data)           21         3.0      3.0
        Water supply capacity                                                  21         3.3      3.0
        Water quality                                                          21         4.0      4.0
        Water costs                                                            20         3.1      3.0
        Sewer treatment capacity                                               17         3.4      3.0
        Sewer system's acceptance of industrial waste                          16         2.8      3.0
        Sewer costs                                                            18         3.3      3.0
        Natural gas service                                                    20         3.5      3.0
        Natural gas costs                                                      21         2.9      3.0
        Solid waste disposal services                                          20         2.9      3.0
        Solid waste disposal costs                                             20         2.9      3.0
        Available sites for business construction                              19         2.8      3.0
        Costs of sites for business construction                               19         2.3      2.0
        Available buildings for business occupancy                             19         2.5      2.0
        Costs of buildings for business occupancy                              19         2.4      2.0
        Costs of construction                                                  21         2.4      2.0
        Availability of financing for construction or business operations      19         3.6      3.0
        Availability of business assistance and incentives                     19         2.5      3.0




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      QUALITY OF LIFE
      Please circle the number that best describes your experience
      (5=Excellent, 1=Poor)                                             RESPONSES     AVERAGE         MEDIAN
        Public education (K-12)                                            20            3.9           4.0
        Private education (K-12)                                           14            3.6           3.5
        Recreation                                                         21            4.1           4.0
        Arts and cultural amenities                                        21            3.1           3.0
        Availability of affordable homes                                   21            2.0           2.0
        Availability of homes for transferred or relocating personnel      21            2.1           2.0
        Availablity of affordable rentals                                  21            1.9           2.0
        Climate                                                            21            3.7           4.0
        Availability of childcare                                          21            2.7           3.0
        Health care services                                               21            3.2           3.0
        Safety from crime                                                  21            4.2           4.0
        Traffic/ road congestion                                           21            4.1           4.0
        Personal income tax                                                21            4.2           5.0
      ADDITIONAL COMMENTS                                               RESPONSES
      Please provide any additional comments or detailed information.       1       See Exhibit -15




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                            EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                       EXHIBIT -2


                        Please describe your primary product or service.

                        Assisted Living Facility
                        Construction
                        Financial Services
                        Lumber and associated products
                        guest ranch
                        Auto retail
                        Daily newspaper publishing
                        Elderly housing and limited health care services
                        Engineering
                        Engineering Services
                        Financial services
                        General contractor
                        Hard Plate Chrome and Heavy Machining
                        Information services
                        Mental health/substance abuse treatment
                        non-medical rehabilitation services
                        Nursing Home
                        Parks and recreation
                        Public Service -Federal Agency
                        Radio broadcasting
                        Real Estate Sales and Management
                        Residential Constrution
                        Retail
                        Fine Dining Restaurant




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                                     WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                  EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                             EXHIBIT -3


                        Please indicate the functions or operations at your location

                        Other:
                        Construction
                        Public Library services
                        Parks and recreation




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                                    WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                 EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                            EXHIBIT -4


                        Which choice best describes the control of your company?

                        Other:
                        Federal Gov. Agency
                        Local Government
                        Owned by the State of Wyoming
                        Tax-based governmental special district




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                                              WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                           EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                      EXHIBIT -5


                        What are the principal reasons your company chose to locate in Wyoming?

                        Governmental entity
                        Legislative Placement
                        Location of proclaimed National Forest




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                                      WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                   EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                              EXHIBIT -6


                        Have you noted a deficiency in basic skills among job applicants?

                        basic writing
                        customer relations
                        engineering technology
                        Job experience, dedication
                        lack of knowledge and experience
                        lack of well rounded skills
                        lack of work ethic
                        Legible writing/spelling in communications
                        Math
                        Meeting professional licensing requirements
                        No work ethic
                        Not highly educated
                        Spelling
                        Work Ethic
                        writing




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                                                          WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                                       EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                                  EXHIBIT -7


                                                                  Availability                                        Cost
                                                           Experience recruiting quality
                                                             applicants (5 = Plentiful
                                                                 1 = Unavailable               Average Annual Salary               Starting Rate
                           Occupation                       Average          Median        Responses Average     Median    Responses Average     Median
    General Business and Office Support
      Accounting clerks/bookeepers                             3.0               3            11       $24,528   $27,040      10       $20,443   $20,800
      Administrative assistants                                2.9               3            6        $28,632   $29,560       6       $21,584   $21,400
      Call center agents/representatives                       2.3               3            1        $16,640   $16,640       1       $14,560   $14,560
      Clerical workers with advanced computer skills           2.8               3            5        $22,032   $24,960       5       $18,518   $18,720
      Customer service representatives                         2.5               3            3        $22,533   $24,960       3       $17,093   $18,000
      Office clerks                                            3.1               3            5        $21,620   $24,500       5       $17,456   $18,000
    Management and Supervisory
      First line supervisors, clerical                         2.4               3             4       $28,220   $27,040       3       $22,453   $18,720
      Management trainees                                      3.0               3             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Management, experienced                                  1.7               2             3       $54,680   $41,600       3       $40,733   $31,200
      Production supervisors                                   2.3               2             1       $75,000   $75,000       1       $55,000   $55,000
    Technical and Professional
      Accountants                                              2.8               3             2       $57,500   $57,500       2       $47,500   $47,500
      Associate engineers (2-year degree)                      2.7               3             1       $24,960   $24,960       1       $22,880   $22,880
      Engineers, mining                                        3.5              3.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
      Computer support specialists                             1.5              1.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
      Engineers, other                                         2.5              2.5            2       $44,500   $44,500       2       $37,500   $37,500
      Database administrators                                  1.3               1             1       $50,000   $50,000       1       $27,000   $27,000
      Financial managers                                       2.7               3             1       $55,000   $55,000       1       $42,000   $42,000
      Lab technicians                                          2.0               2             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Sales representatives, non-retail                        3.0               3             2       $48,200   $48,200       2       $25,400   $25,400
      Technicians, engineering and scientific                  3.0               3             1       $31,200   $31,200       1       $22,880   $22,880
      Technicians, other                                       3.3              3.5            3       $30,520   $29,120       2       $26,000   $26,000




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                                                      WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                                   EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                              EXHIBIT -7


                                                              Availability                                        Cost
                                                       Experience recruiting quality
                                                         applicants (5 = Plentiful
                                                             1 = Unavailable               Average Annual Salary               Starting Rate
                          Occupation                    Average          Median        Responses Average     Median    Responses Average     Median
    Production, Maintenance and Distribution
      Assemblers, precision                                2.5              2.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
      Assemblers, other                                    3.0               3             -         -         -           -         -         -
      CNC machine operators                                3.0               3             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Electricians                                         3.5              3.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
      Fork lift operator                                   3.3               3             1       $15,600   $15,600       -         -         -
      Hand pickers, packers, and packagers                 1.7               2             1       $16,640   $16,640       -         -         -
      Heavy equipment operators                            3.5              3.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
      Janitors                                             2.8              2.5            1       $16,640   $16,640       1       $15,600   $15,600
      Laborers/material handlers                           3.3               3             1       $31,200   $31,200       1       $22,880   $22,880
      Machine operators, no setup                          3.3               3             1       $20,800   $20,800       1       $16,640   $16,640
      Machinists                                           2.5              2.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
      Manufacturing mechanics                              1.5              1.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
      Maintenance mechanics                                2.0               2             1       $36,608   $36,608       1       $33,280   $33,280
      Material handling laborers                           3.0               3             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Material-moving equipment operators                  3.5              3.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
      Skilled machine trades (general)                     2.0               2             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Tool & die makers                                    2.0               2             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Truck drivers                                        2.7               2             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Unskilled laborers (manufacturing, repair)           2.8               2             1       $20,800   $20,800       1       $16,640   $16,640
      Warehouse operators                                  2.5              2.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
      Welders                                              3.5              3.5            -         -         -           -         -         -
    Computer and Information Systems
      Computer operators                                   3.0               3             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Network systems administrators                       1.7               2             1       $41,600   $41,600       1       $31,200   $31,200
      Network technicians                                  2.0               2             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Programmers                                          1.0               1             -         -         -           -         -         -
      Systems analysts and scientists                      1.0               1             -         -         -           -         -         -




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                                 WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                              EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                         EXHIBIT -8


                        Which skills/positions are most difficult to find?

                        Auto technicians
                        civil engineers, engineering technicians
                        Clinicians
                        CNAs and dietary workers
                        Entry-level civil engineers
                        Kitchen / cooks
                        Lead Construction Foreman
                        lead foreman, journeyman
                        lending positions
                        machnists
                        Management
                        Managers
                        manual labor/sales people/service people
                        News director, program director
                        Nurses
                        Production/Sales
                        professional
                        RNs, CNAs
                        Systems Analysts




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                                             WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                          EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                     EXHIBIT -9


                        Please describe the elements of your performance-based pay program.

                        achievment of goals quality of work output customer service team work
                        Based on meeting core standards
                        Cash award (bonus) Salary increase
                        Evaluations conducted after one year. Employee able to earn 1-4% pay increase, based
                        on evaluation rating.
                        Flat rate pay per job, able to reasonably earn 9-10 hours in an 8-hour day. Annual bonus
                        based on productivity.
                        Merit-based, determined by supervisor evaluation
                        Profit sharing for the Foreman on the jobs they are in charge of.
                        Raises are based on attendance and increase in abilities and skills in the constructin
                        industry.
                        Sales people get bonuses based on personal sales. Non-sales people get monthly
                        bonuses based on monthly company goals.
                        Sharing of the profit pool on a subjective basis by managment
                        The performance based pay portion of our compensation program is driven by loan
                        portfolio/deposit growth and loan fee income.
                        Wages and raises based on performance
                        You perform to the standards of the company and you receive appropriate raises.




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                                              WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                           EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                      EXHIBIT -10


                        If you hire or employ retirees, what jobs do they hold in your company?

                        Activities Coordinator                                            3 Clerical
                        breakfast cook                                                    3 Drivers
                        CFO
                        clerical or specific contract skills
                        Clerks, cashiers
                        direct care workers
                        Drivers
                        front line customer contact positions
                        library clerk, bookkeeper, library manager, custodial
                        maintenance, nursing assistant
                        Mechanics, counter help, estimating, truck driver
                        Runners, drivers, janitorial, sales




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                                                  WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                               EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                          EXHIBIT -11


                   What has been your overall experience employing retired residents?
                   Have those experiences been satisfactory or unsatisfactory? Please explain.

                   Basically satisfactory, but they have learned to live within their means from retirement, and
                   don't have as much drive ('need') as younger employees.                                         8   Satisfactory
                   Excellent                                                                                       5   Work ethic
                   Experience is good. They have better work ethics and honesty.                                   4   Good
                   Great work ethic.                                                                               1   Excellent
                   Highly satisfactory. Good work ethic.                                                           1   Reliable
                   Most experiences that we have had with retirees has been very satisfactory.
                   Most of our positions are physically demanding: standing and walking, lifting
                   Retired applicants seem to get overwhelmed by the current [broadcast] technology.
                   Satisfactory in the clerical arena Specific contact skills are highly variable and require
                   diligence to get good contactors.
                   Satisfactory, with limited experience
                   Satisfactory. They have good work ethics, are reliable and hard working. They are here
                   for personal satisfaction.
                   Satisfactory. They have a better work ethic.
                   We have a few jobs that are in parks and are labor-intensive and require a strong back
                   and seniors are not interested.




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                           WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                        EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                   EXHIBIT -12


                             Other recruiting methods:

                             friends of employees
                             prfessional publications
                             USA Jobs (gov highering system)




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                                             WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                          EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                     EXHIBIT -13


                        Improvements needed among local training and educational programs:

                        High School
                        cuswtomer service skills
                        Life Skills
                        CADD
                        English/Grammar, penmanship, writing skills

                        Community Colleges
                        customer service skills
                        AutoCAD and Microstation Software
                        Construction, surveying
                        Electrical automotive theory
                        English/Grammar, writing, problem solving

                        University of Wyoming
                        customer service skills
                        AutoCAD and Microstation software, water resources in civil engineering department
                        Business principals
                        Parks and recreation




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                           WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                        EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                   EXHIBIT -14


                             Company-offered benefits:

                             ESOP
                             Family coverage included
                             Profit sharing
                             State retirement




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                                                    WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                                                 EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY - ZONE 2
                                                            EXHIBIT -15


                        ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

                        I believe this community suffers most because it cannot grown due to the fact that "service" type
                        workers can't afford to live here; therefore new businesses in that sector can't find help--You've got to
                        bring them with you! ($$).




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                     WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL
                     EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
                   ZONE 2 PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS


Company                                                      City           County
Buckingham Lumber Co                                         Buffalo        Johnson
Buffalo Federal Savings Bank                                 Buffalo        Johnson
Three Way, Inc                                               Buffalo        Johnson
Veterans' Home of Wyoming                                    Buffalo        Johnson
H F Bar Ranch                                                Saddlestring   Johnson
Bighorn National Forest                                      Sheridan       Sheridan
Carroll Realty Co., Inc.                                     Sheridan       Sheridan
Cosner Construction Co.                                      Sheridan       Sheridan
First Federal Savings Bank                                   Sheridan       Sheridan
Fletcher Construction Co                                     Sheridan       Sheridan
Industrial Plating & Grinding Inc.                           Sheridan       Sheridan
Lovcom, Inc.                                                 Sheridan       Sheridan
Northern WY Mental Health Ctr                                Sheridan       Sheridan
RENEW (Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming   Sheridan       Sheridan
Rice & Company Contracting Inc.                              Sheridan       Sheridan
Sheridan County Public Library                               Sheridan       Sheridan
Sheridan Manor                                               Sheridan       Sheridan
Sheridan Newspapers, Inc.                                    Sheridan       Sheridan
Sheridan Recreation District                                 Sheridan       Sheridan
Shipton's Big R                                              Sheridan       Sheridan
Sugarland Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living                 Sheridan       Sheridan
Valley Motor Honda                                           Sheridan       Sheridan
Western Water Consultants, Inc. dba WWC Engineering          Sheridan       Sheridan
Wagon Box Restaurant & Cabins                                Story          Sheridan




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