Hello, everyone, and Happy New Year!

Thank you for reading the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority’s quarterly newsletter, where we share exclusive project updates, lending information and resources, important dates and deadlines, and more.

Now that we’ve turned the page on 2022, we have been reflecting on some of the accomplishments, BIG wins and exciting announcements that have occurred, not just in the last three months, but in 2022 as a whole. We are so proud to serve Wyoming County and share the work that our organization has been doing to develop and grow business in our area.

Check out our blog highlights from Q4!

Last month, we reflected on the year’s growth and success. We’ve been very fortunate to be involved with several new and existing partnerships, support major renovation projects in our area, and help support our community through the annual efforts like the Wyoming County Community Fund scholarship and the Wyoming County Writing Contest.

The Wyoming County EDA surpassed our $11.5 million goal for our loan program this year! For those that are interested in learning which of our loans is right for you and your business, we wrote up a handy guide.

This year’s Community Bingo event was a record-breaking success across ticket sales and raised funds! The event, which was on hiatus for the last two years due to COVID-19, had the biggest and best turnout we’ve seen. Altogether, $7,000 was raised for the Wyoming County Community Fund and Scholarship! Thanks again to all who supported the WCCF and helped make this a successful event!

Read the full 2022 wrap-up here!

Celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month

In November, we celebrated National Entrepreneurship Month and outlined some of the EDA’s resources for business owners. If you’re interested in expanding your business — or finally chasing your entrepreneurial dreams — check out these tips in our NEM blog!

Business Spotlight: Larry Lambert Excavating

We caught up with Larry Lambert to talk about his experience working with the Wyoming County EDA for his business, Larry Lambert Excavating, and help celebrate his business’ 21-year anniversary.

“They’re always on time with everything, professional, always have everything in order,” Larry Lambert said about his experience with the EDA. “You know, you can go in and they have information, brochures, applications, and can guide you step-by-step. They’ve never failed to answer the phone anytime I’ve called.”

Read about Larry’s long-standing Oceana business here.


Brenda Reed, Wyoming County EDA’s administrative assistant for accounting and finance, celebrated her one year employment anniversary on December 1. Both Executive Director Christy Laxton and Laura Roberts-Lambert, administrative assistant for loans and operations, celebrated 21 years of employment this year.

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We look forward to serving you in the quarter ahead!

Until next time,

The Wyoming County Economic Development Authority team