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Businesses, development getting back on solid track

It would be a great understatement to call 2005 a challenging year for Mississippi. Three months after Hurricane Katrina roared ashore with devastating winds and a record-setting storm surge, the Coast and parts of South Mississippi are far from normal.

People remain displaced. Businesses are still shut. Mountains of debris litter the landscape. However, even in the midst of this loss and struggle, great hope remains.

We are optimistic about the bright futures thousands of Mississippians are recovering and rebuilding in their hard-hit cities and towns. And all of us should be proud of the leadership of the state’s business community in this effort.

Businesses, industries and economic development organizations and their personnel have played critical roles in restoring infrastructure, securing housing, providing shelter, serving meals and restoring faith. We applaud their commitment.

During this holiday season, remember those among us who have lost so much, as well as those working hard to help.

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