Wyoming: The New Cayman Islands

Cayman IslandsKelly Carr and Brian Grow recently reported in Yahoo Finance:

The secretive business havens of Cyprus and the Cayman Islands face a potent rival: Cheyenne, Wyoming.

At a single address in this sleepy city of 60,000 people, more than 2,000 companies are registered. The building, 2710 Thomes Avenue, isn’t a shimmering skyscraper filled with A-list corporations. It’s a 1,700-square-foot brick house with a manicured lawn, a few blocks from the State Capitol.

Neighbors say they see little activity there besides regular mail deliveries and a woman who steps outside for smoke breaks. Inside, however, the walls of the main room are covered floor to ceiling with numbered mailboxes labeled as corporate “suites.” A bulky copy machine sits in the kitchen. In the living room, a woman in a headset answers calls and sorts bushels of mail.

A Reuters investigation has found the house at 2710 Thomes Avenue serves as a little Cayman Island on the Great Plains. It is the headquarters for Wyoming Corporate Services, a business-incorporation specialist that establishes firms which can be used as “shell” companies, paper entities able to hide assets.

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  • jasonpaulhayes

    “Its good to be back at the CFR, as uhhh (derp) Pepe mentioned I been a member for a long time and was actually uhhh (derp) Director for some time. I never mentioned that when I was campaigning for re-election back home in Wyoming” Dick Cheney

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    “Its good to be back at the CFR, as uhhh (derp) Pepe mentioned I been a member for a long time and was actually uhhh (derp) Director for some time. I never mentioned that when I was campaigning for re-election back home in Wyoming” Dick Cheney

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    “Its good to be back at the CFR, as uhhh (derp) Pepe mentioned I been a member for a long time and was actually uhhh (derp) Director for some time. I never mentioned that when I was campaigning for re-election back home in Wyoming” Dick Cheney

  • Kundalini

    America, Fuck Yeah!

    (and we’re all lining up to get fucked by people richer than us in exchange for the hollow hope that someday we’ll be rich enough to fuck someone else over in exactly the same fashion…)

    • Jaymalls

      couldn’t have said it better… cant wait for 2012!

  • Kundalini

    America, Fuck Yeah!

    (and we’re all lining up to get fucked by people richer than us in exchange for the hollow hope that someday we’ll be rich enough to fuck someone else over in exactly the same fashion…)

  • Anonymous

    couldn’t have said it better… cant wait for 2012!