About: Gillette's Economy - Part 1
Weasel Words from the last guy.
There is always a balance that needs to be maintained between growth and stagnation. Having just one or the other is not good. I've lived in towns that quickly outgrow their own capabilities. I've also lived in towns that were so interested in the status quo that they slit their own throats. The true balance that is needed is almost impossible to anticipate. Most municipalities react instead of anticipating.
I moved to Gillette back in the mid 80's back when it where you went so you could afford to get divorced. It was a wild place with building going on everywhere. It is nice to see the place is settling into a more consistent and healthy reality. When I was there it was very unstable. We came there as teachers and my ex-wife still lives in Moorcroft and I am watching this from China. Go figure.
Aw...the old boom and bust of Wyoming....largely the reason I had to leave there..which was a real bummer...I still visit a lot though..
To diversify the economy is a great Idea for sure but difficult to implement. To try to rival or replace the amount of money Coal, Oil and Trona put into the economy is a real challenge, will take some building up for sure.
Sometimes all that is left is the ranches and cattle after a bust in some areas.......