Nestled in a valley, at just 3745 feet above sea level (the lowest major city in Wyoming), Sheridan is bordered on the west by the dramatic Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest, a mere 15 miles away, with a great expanse to the east of Wyoming high plains. Conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 90, the City of Sheridan is also 30 miles from the junction of Interstates 90 and 25. Sheridan is 125 miles southeast of Billings, Montana; 240 miles west of Rapid City, South Dakota; and 440 miles north of Denver, Colorado.
Residents and visitors alike are enthralled with the beauty and accessibility of the majestic Big Horn Mountains , for many a year-round playground. History buffs find the region steeped in the rich Western history of the Indian wars and range wars. Add to this a thriving diverse arts community that provides a wide spectrum of interests.
Natural Resources & Development:
The Sheridan area is as rich in its natural resources as it is in its beauty. The soils are full of nutrients and organic material, and the climate is favorable for growing grass and small grains. The business of agriculture is still alive and well as are coal mining and natural gas and oil production. The Powder River Basin (just East of Sheridan) is one of the most productive low sulfur coal mining regions of the entire world.
The Wyoming economy is relatively strong due in large part to the demand for coal, natural gas and oil. The agricultural segment of our economy is also thriving, with strong prices for our livestock and grains.
Business and Innovation:
Wyoming is consistently ranked #1 in the Nation for offering business friendly taxation, most recently by the "Tax Foundation's 2007 State Business Tax Climate Index". The State is also ranked 3rd best state for small business and entrepreneurship by the "Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council" and is tied for 1st in terms of economic vitality by ‘The American City Business Journal". This kind of consistent national attention, combined with strong state and local business incentives, a natural propensity for innovation and independence, and a well educated and skilled workforce makes Wyoming's business climate truly special.
Sheridan is currently home to dozens of innovative businesses that operate worldwide, representing diverse industries like medical and pharmaceutical research, aviation fuel brokering, oil field extraction, and rocket valve technology for NASA.