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Jackson Hole Investor Group

The Vision

Following the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, there is a unique opportunity to act on climate, create new jobs, and generate investment returns, all at the same time, by investing in clean energy projects in Wyoming.  Wyoming is a leading energy producing state, with abundant natural resources, skilled energy workers, and existing infrastructure.  Analysis shows that Wyoming is primed to receive the largest per capita investment through the IRA.  The missing piece may be the ability to mobilize private capital.  

 

To fill this gap, JHCGA has been working alongside Wyoming partners to link Jackson Hole investors to Wyoming clean energy opportunities.  Our vision was profiled in the New York Times and Jackson Hole News and Guide.

 

In 2023, with the support of the Economic Development Administration's Build to Scale program, JHCGA stood up the Jackson Hole Investor Group.

Investing in Wyoming's Clean Energy Future

As the clean energy revolution gets underway, catalyzed by the Inflation Reduction Act and related legislation, Jackson Hole Investment Group (JHIG) connects Jackson Hole private investors to the Wyoming clean energy investment opportunity.  The JHIG aims to be a key partner that unlocks matching private capital, helping Wyoming communities land clean energy projects, and create new jobs.  The JHIG aims to specifically partner with and benefit energy communities, tribal communities, and women traditionally not included in clean energy opportunities.  Participants in the group are accredited climate/clean energy investors. Most have ties to Jackson, though that is not a criteria to participate. 
 

The JHIG has three primary pillars:

1. Capital - to connect Jackson Hole private capital to Wyoming clean energy projects

2. Capacity - to strengthen Wyoming capacity to land and implement federal funding and navigate the opportunities of the IRA and related legislation. 

3. Communities - to strengthen processes that ensure clean energy projects benefit energy communities, tribal communities, and/or women

Whenever possible, the JHIG works with partners including the Wyoming Business Council, Wyoming Energy Authority, Governor’s office and more.  Through these working partnerships and Jackson capital networks, the JHIG helps locate, vet, and present clean energy investment opportunities to Jackson Hole investors that could succeed in Wyoming.  When possible, the JHIG seeks to partner with the Governor’s Energy Matching Fund.   

In year one, the JHIG is growing connectivity and processes that bring together key stakeholders in investing, policy and business.  Working with partners, the JHIG will host pitch sessions for clean energy entrepreneurs and founders building in Wyoming. The JHIG will conduct Wyoming field visits to assess projects.  Over time, the JHIG’s experiences will inform the creation of a Wyoming clean energy investment roadmap to assist energy transition policymaking.
 

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Disclaimers

  • The Jackson Hole Investor Group only accepts accredited investors as participants. By participating, investors acknowledge that they are sophisticated individuals capable of investing in private markets and assume full responsibility for their investment decisions.

  • The Jackson Hole Investor Group does not make recommendations, provide advice, or conduct due diligence on investment opportunities. Decisions regarding investments are the exclusive responsibility of participants. Basic checks conducted by the group do not constitute comprehensive due diligence. Jackson Hole Investor Group does not conduct due diligence or verify the information provided by presenting companies. All investments entail risks, and the responsibility lies solely with the individual investor.

  • The group filters opportunities based on relevance consistent with our mission – to act on climate and benefit Wyoming communities.  Inviting an organization to present to the group does not imply an investment recommendation.

  • The Jackson Hole Investor Group does not charge fees on referred funds and is not a registered investment advisor or financial entity. This relationship is maintained to ensure clarity and transparency.

  • Our website and invitations to events may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by the Jackson Hole Investor Group. The Jackson Hole Investor Group has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. Participants acknowledge and agree that the Jackson Hole Investor Group shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such websites or services.

  • The Jackson Hole Investor Group is not registered with the Securities Exchange Commission or any state securities agency. Each participant agrees and understands that neither the Jackson Hole Investor Group, including its advisory board, screening teams, nor any other affiliates, is an investment adviser, financial planner, investment company, investment fund, investment bank, broker-dealer, or investment clearing-house. All investment opportunities presented involve a high degree of risk, and all participants agree that they are able to bear the risk of complete financial loss. No person affiliated with the Jackson Hole Investor Group will be held responsible for an individual participant’s use of the information, investment decision, or the results of any investment. To the full extent of the law, the Jackson Hole Investor Group accepts no liability for any loss, damage, or injury related to any participant’s participation in the group. Participants agree to hold harmless their co-investors, the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs, the Jackson Hole Investor Group, its members, advisory board, and any affiliated vendors or founders.

  • This form is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or investment advice. Investors are advised to consult with their financial advisors before making any investment decisions. The Jackson Hole Investor Group and the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs assume no liability for the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of any information provided herein or for any investment decisions made by investors.

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