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On the long road to recovery

Mississippi is well on the road to recovery, rebuilding, and as Gov. Haley Barbour says, renaissance. And while long, hard days are likely to stretch into years before the Coast returns fully, all of us should be encouraged by the tremendous progress made thus far.

It has also been exciting to hear the bold ideas and initiatives discussed during the Mississippi Renewal Forum, sponsored by the Governor’s Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal .

After the intensive five-day meetings ended October 17, one participant predicted the exercise would end up increasing the self-esteem and visibility of the Gulf Coast.

“People all over the country will realize how wonderful this part of the Gulf is,” said Michigan-based retail consultant Robert Gibbs. “It’s a highly desirable place that will attract tens of millions of dollars of investment in the next generation. They are about to be discovered. Their responsibility is to understand they don’t have to take whatever comes along. They can raise the bar for developers, and developers will take the charge seriously.”

Let’s see to it that we embrace the challenges before us and seize the opportunities left in the wake of Katrina’s devastation.


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