In June, lodging revenue broke a record at $54.7 million. Early numbers available at this point for the rest of the summer show the trend continuing.
It’s good news for the beleaguered business owners along Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
These folks are a hardy lot. In 2004, Hurricane Ivan ripped them apart. Then the next year, Hurricane Katrina devastated the area. In 2007, the Great Recession descended upon them and lasted for years.
To top it off, the BP oil spill last year cut their revenue in half. You get the feeling that they have some kinship with Job of biblical times.
As I recall, though, Job was eventually restored to prosperity. And these folks will be too.
They deserve it.