63 N Burritt

Buffalo, WY


Office Hours

Mon – Fri 8am – 5 pm




Working for Our Communities

Here to develop our economy, support local small business & expand our economic footprint.

Our mission is simple: To build and enhance our regional economy, attract new businesses and support the growth of existing ones. To this end, we offer a range of resources, services & incentives.

As you explore our Johnson County, you’ll experience a true western experience. Northeast Wyoming continues to thrive economically while providing a lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty, filled with world class adventure for those who live, work and visit here.

Conveniently located at the gateway to the west and nestled at the base of the Beautiful Big Horn Mountains, our communities are alive with history and culture, where you and your families can create history and make memories of your own. Our communities are home to local shops offering home grown and homemade products, unique eateries with small town charm, and so much more.

We enjoy an enviable quality of life with safe streets, top-ranked schools and exciting recreational opportunities…and invite you to do the same!

JOCO First – A Joint Powers Board

The Economic Development Joint Powers Board was created and filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State July 19th, 1994. The Board serves as the economic development entity for the participating agencies to foster collaboration in the recruitment, due-diligence, facilitation, placement, construction and operation of facilities which further the economic and community development of Johnson County, Wyoming.

Shann Edwards


Tom Knapp

Vice Chair

rick myers


Shane Schrader

Mayor of Buffalo

John DeMatteis

Board Member

Barry Gehrig

Mayor of Kaycee

Bill Novotny

County Commisioner

zach smith

Board Member

Mary Plank

Board Member

Mike Hanson

Board Member

Want to Contact a Board Member? Please click the button below to Contact our Manager, Claudia. She will get you in touch with the person you would like to contact.

Board Meeting Minutes

Our Partners

Johnson County at a Glance

Populations: Buffalo – 4,784 | Kaycee – 274 | County – 8,585 (2015 Estimates)

Weather | Elevation

Annual High/Low Temps – 84F – 7F
Average Precipitation – 13.5″
Sunshine Days – 211
Average Growing Days – 136

Buffalo – 4650
Kaycee – 4660

Tax Rates

Sales/Use – 6%
Lodging Tax – 2%
State Income Tax – None


Buffalo (Age/Grade & Enrollment):             
Learning Tree Preschool – 2-6yrs – 120
Headstart – 3-4 yrs – 20
Buffalo Children’s Center – 0-PreK – 84
Buffalo Christian Academy – K-12 – 30
Meadowlark Elementary – K-2 – 278
Cloud Peak Elementary – 3-5 – 286
Clear Creak Middle – 6-8 – 257
Buffalo High School – 9-12 – 302

Elementary/Middle/High – K-12- 148


Sheridan College: Sheridan/Buffalo

Univeristy of Wyoming: Laramie

Job Opportunities

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Johnson County Healthcare Center/Acute Care Hospital 25 Bed facility

Amy Holt Care Center/Nursing Home 44 Bed facility

Agape Manor Assisted Living 24 Units

Willow Creek Assisted Living 12 Units

Veterans’ Home of Wyoming 117 Units

Clear Creek Apartments Low-Income, Elderly Unassisted Living 30 Units

Buffalo Senior Center Activity & Meals Facility



Bighorn Mountains
Lake DeSmet | Healy Reservoir
Crazy Woman Canyon
Downhill / Cross Country Skiing
Snow Shoeing | Snowmobiling
Horseback Riding
ORV/ATV Trails
Biking & Walking Trails
Rock Climbing
Fishing | Boating | Water Skiing
Jet Skiing
Scenic Motorcycle Rides


Parks – 3
Community Building
Swimming Pools – 2
Bowling Alley
Banks – 4
Senior Center
Daycares – 6
Museum – 2
Private Airport
Crazy Woman Square
Bomber Mountain Civic Center
Cowboy Carousel Center
Tennis Courts
Baseball Fields
Skateboard/Bike Park
Ice Skating Rink
Horseshoe Pits
Biking/Walking Trails
Community College
Golf Course – 18 Holes
Indoor Golf  | Miniature Golf


Parks – 2
Community Building | Fair Grounds
Senior Center
Tennis Courts
Baseball Fields | Soccer Fields
Daycare – 1
Museum – 1

Discover More About Life in Johnson County

Visit our JoCo First website for all things work, play, life and relocation. Johnson County is a tight-knit community waiting to welcome you with outstretched arms.
Click below to see where the lifestyle of your dreams is waiting to be realized.

Here to Help

We're ready and waiting to assist with any needs you may have.  Contact us with any questions you may have, to get your event going, or to ask about available office space.  We're always interested in hearing from you.

PHONE: 307-620-2458

Free WiFi: Welcome to Buffalo

EMAIL: claudia@bmccwy.org