Tourism Breaks Record on Alabama Gulf Coast

Tourism officials in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama confirm that the area has enjoyed a record breaking summer.

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.

About William Bruce

President, American Business Brokers Association / Business Broker and Accredited Business Intermediary assisting business buyers and sellers with the transfer of ownership since 1986 / Author: How to Buy a Business.
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