Coast chambers push for one voice to fight for BP money

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – The coast business community is on a mission. It’s developing a united front in the battle to make sure the coast gets its fair share of BP settlement money.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce is leading the effort to send a clear message to the state legislature when they consider how to allocate BP money during the 2018 legislative session. Adele Lyons heads up the Coast Chamber. “We need it to be absolutely fair and just for an honorable settlement for our recovery efforts,” she said, “because as the coast economy goes, so goes the state’s economy. Let us do our part in the recovery effort for the state from an economic standpoint.”

The Coast Chamber just announced it’s teaming up with chambers from Jackson and Hancock Counties along with the Gulf Coast Business Council. They plan to travel to Jackson next month to make sure their voice is heard.