West Yellowstone Economic Development Council

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Welcome to WYED

Since the Summer of 2006, the West Yellowstone Economic Development Council (WYED), a 501 C 3 non-profit organization, has been creating solutions to develop a healthy, vibrant, and progressive local economy in West Yellowstone. By working with others, WYED is the organization by which great things can be accomplished.

In response to a lack of funding for marketing, WYED lead an effort to establish a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) for the Town of West Yellowstone. Launched on May 1, 2009, this was just the second TBID created in the State of Montana. Many other towns and cities have since followed our lead. The TBID raises over $250,000 annually in new funds to market the region.

In August 2009, WYED completed Buffalo Roam, a three-year public art project. The final day of the project, an incredibly successfully auction attended by hundreds of art lovers, raised over $160,000 for community projects.

  • In 2010, we developed a new Historic Walking Tour Map and Sign Project for town.
  • In 2011, we established the WYED Center as the central location for our operations.
  • Currently, we are developing the Yellowstone Studies Center Consortium (YSCC).

This website will tell you more about our organization. Read our Mission Statement. Learn more about our next set of projects. Let us know how we can help. Thanks for checking in.