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CHEYENNE – Wyoming’s economy has been through the ringer in the past year, both from the COVID-19 pandemic and a global oil price war.

As the energy industry faltered, laying off workers and halting production, the state also saw slowdowns in consumer demand for services, which normally remains more stable during economic downturns.

Margaret Austin is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s local government reporter. She can be reached at maustin@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3152. Follow her on Twitter at @MargaretMAustin.

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