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Voices of the Gulf


Tom Matthews: Restoration is Good Business

Construction firm specializes in reef building, dredging, marsh creation and other coastal restoration projects.

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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