Gillette business owners, officials see improved air service as key to economic rebound

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

GILLETTE —In the early 2000s when Visionary Broadband was still a small company, CEO Brian Worthen would drive to Denver or Billings, Montana, to catch a flight.

Now having expanded the company into multiple states, flying out of Gillette is “huge,” he said.

“It’s not a good use of my time to drive five hours to hit the airline in Denver just to save a couple hundred bucks,” he said.

With half of his employees working out of state, it’s convenient having fast, reliable jet service at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport. Worthen estimated he’s made 70 round-trips from Gillette to Denver in the past two years alone.

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