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WLOX Editorial: Gulfport Aquarium will be good for South Mississippi tourism

A state of the art Aquarium for Gulfport. That is the plan. We are glad to see plans moving forward for this vacant beach front property. But this will be a very expensive project. 

We hope the planners use caution in their attendance projections. Sometimes in projects like this, there can be tendency to use inflated numbers for projected ticket sales; resulting in revenue shortfalls for paying both debt and operational expenses. 

But the right business plan can lead to a world class aquarium that is educational, fun, entertaining and successful; as it draws both locals and tourists time and time again. We support this huge effort to make the Mississippi Gulf Coast more of a destination for tourists.

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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