Cruisin' the Coast provides a much needed economic boost.

A much needed boost for the MS Coast, where the opening of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway and a toxic algae bloom had the waters along the beaches closed for most of the summer tourism season.Thanks to Cruisin’ the Coast, hotels and businesses got a much needed shot in the arm.The event brings an economic impact of over $26-million to the 3 coastal counties, and close to $29-million to the state.They expect an increase in those numbers when another study is done next year.

 

For that story and more of the days top local and national stories, here's behind-the-scenes video of "Gulf Coast Mornings with Kelly Bennett and Uncle Henry":

 

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