Hulett, Wy: A Small Town with Big Plans!
Hulett lies in the shadow of the nation's first national monument, Devils Tower, in the Black Hills of northeast Wyoming. The quiet town of about 400 people is known for outdoor recreation like hunting and fishing, but is making big noises with its recent economic growth!
The gold rush expansion in the Black Hills area gave rise to the small town of Hulett in the 1880’s. Railroad timber, followed by farming, ranching and natural resource mining helped it flourish and sustain its residents for years after. Today, the hard working attitudes of those pursuits are instilled in the business owners of the area.
The nearby Devils Tower may dominate the tourism draw of national visitors, but Hulett can offer much more! Located in the Bear Lodge Mountains and National Forest, outdoor recreationists can experience unparalleled hunting, fishing, hiking, off-road activities, mountain biking, camping and more!
The growth occurring in Hulett is opening up new business opportunities. Local businesses are learning it is not necessary to be located on the Interstate, with online sales changing the structure of the local economy. One example is the new Mercantile 307, a fun gift, antique and collectable shop, with a farmers market and trendy clothing boutiques. It is home to 45 local artists, craftsmen, bakers and entrepreneurs from Hulett and nearby areas. Existing businesses are benefiting from growth as well. Devils Tower Forest Products operates a sawmill and planer mill. As a leading inland producer of Black Hills pine boards and pattern stock, it is operating at full capacity in 2021. The nearby Golf Club at Devils Tower, has seen a significant increase in home sales and memberships as well.
ADVANTAGES OF DOING BUSINESS IN HULETT
Hulett has a number of advantages that lead to business success, including:
- Business opportunities and growth inherent with the area’s influx of people moving to the area looking to escape the congestion of dense urban centers.
- An easy pace of living with more reasonable home prices compared to those on the U.S. coasts.
- A central location between nearby urban areas of Gillette, Spearfish and Rapid City.
For more information, please visit the Town of Hulett!