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WLOX Editorial: We should all be advocates for our beautiful coast

A recent tourism study suggests advertising the attributes of a vacation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for people in other cities and states, is working. The study shows three quarters of a million dollars in advertising produced an additional $33 million in visitor spending and $1.2 million in additional tax revenue.
 
It sure sounds like a win for all. Tourism is an important part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast economy. Visitors spending here produces tax revenue and jobs. 

We should all be advocates for our beautiful coast because once the secret is out, economic growth is inevitable. 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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