CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
GUMBO is a rich mixture of community leaders with the goal to enhance the growth and sustainability of south Baldwin County and provide economic opportunity for our citizens. Through better communication between area business leaders and government officials at the local, state and federal levels, we strive to focus policy makers on the needs of our community.
2023 PROGRAM OF WORK
Gulf Coast tourism is vital to south Alabama and plays a huge, positive role in Alabama’s overall economy. GUMBO is committed to working with local elected officials and key statewide government leaders to achieve continued growth and development of Alabama’s gulf coast tourism economy.
The continued development of transportation infrastructure is essential for the economic growth of south Baldwin County, the safety of our residents and visitors and the overall prosperity of our state. GUMBO will actively support the development of transportation infrastructure in Baldwin County through state, county and city governments to address our area’s transportation needs.
The local workforce in Baldwin County is at least 2500 people short of meeting peek season employment needs, reflecting a crisis of available labor. Nationally, labor force participation is approximately 60% with Alabama falling even further behind at close to 55%.
GUMBO supports development of schools and educational institutions in south Baldwin County at the highest standard, through the Baldwin County school system and new, local systems. GUMBO supports bold, new approaches to address educational challenges in Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
GUMBO supports the continued growth, diversification and development of the economy of Baldwin County and the State of Alabama thereby providing enhanced economic opportunity for our all our citizens.
DIRECT POLITICAL ACTION
GUMBO understands and is fully committed to active, direct participation in the political process through GUMBOPAC, the official political action committee of Gulf United Metro Business Organization (GUMBO).