Gillette Busy Building
Laramie, Wy – The city of Gillette issued a record 631 housing construction permits in 2006.
City planner Michael Surface says it appears that housing construction in Gillette has outpaced all other cities in Wyoming.
And at least one contractor thinks that 2007 could be just as busy.
Jim Anderson is with Premier Homes L-L-C. He says a shortage of workers will also continue to make it necessary for subcontractors to come in from out of town.
Gillette's economy is booming because of coal, gas and oil development.