2018 Champion City

Cheyenne, WY : 2018 Champion City

Matching Property Owners with Entrepreneurs to Spur Downtown Redevelopment

  • 64,019

  • Marian Orr

  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term

The Problem

Economic decline has resulted in an increase in vacant and underutilized commercial buildings downtown, most directly impacting approximately 4,800 local residents.

The Idea

The City of Cheyenne will catalyze the city core’s revitalization by matching owners of underutilized commercial properties with entrepreneurs, supported by creative redevelopment incentives.

What Mayor Marian Orr is saying:

That Cheyenne was selected as a Champion City is not only an honor, it will be difference-maker in redeveloping our ‘original city.'

Marian Orr, Mayor of Cheyenne, WY

Our Prototyping Journey

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  • How we are testing our idea

    May 18. 2018

    Cheyenne will test their ability to match owners of underutilized commercial properties with entrepreneurs, by creating a website and crowdfunding platform. Their tests will validate landlord incentives, investor interest and demand, and the need for a business liaison to facilitate matchmaking.

    On April 24th, the City of Cheyenne introduced their Buildings With A Purpose idea as part of the @BloombergDotOrg #MayorsChallenge. For more information and to view pictures from the event, click on the link below!

    3:41 PM - 25 Apr 2018   CityofCheyenne