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Gulf of Mexico

Tom Matthews: Restoration is Good Business

Business and community leaders in the Gulf clearly recognize the important link between a healthy environment and a thriving, resilient economy. Here is one example of a leader working to make a difference in the Gulf.


Tom Matthews is the Secretary-Treasurer of Matthews Brothers Inc., a marine specialty construction firm located in Pass Christian, MS with experience in reef building, dredging, marsh creation and other coastal restoration projects.


“Coastal restoration projects create a demand for work from a wide variety of companies in the engineering, construction, transportation, and manufacturing sectors. As one of the first firms to win a contract on a post-BP spill environmental restoration project in Mississippi, I have witnessed firsthand that investments in coastal restoration can mean jobs for coastal workers and economic growth for local businesses and communities.” 

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