WLOX Editorial: Congratulations Gulfport

Congratulations to the city of Gulfport for landing a major tenant for the old VA property which has set dormant since Hurricane Katrina. The good news that Holiday Inn Resort will be the anchor tenant should get the ball rolling for a $30 million development of Centennial Plaza.

Gulfport leaders hope to make this 57 acre project a tier one tourism resort. We are happy to see this announcement includes plans for a family atmosphere including a river pool, a waterfall and plenty of green space with big beautiful live oaks.

We look forward to the groundbreaking in December and more announcements to come as this project grows and helps to improve the South Mississippi economy with jobs and tourism.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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