The Florida Gulf Coast Business Coalition (GCBC) is a diverse coalition of businesses and industries that are committed to protecting Florida’s Gulf Coast from the devastation of oil and gas exploration. Tourism is the major economic driver in the state of Florida, with beaches attracting roughly 113 million tourists and bringing in over 40 billion dollars each year. Healthy beaches and clean water mean growing businesses and creating jobs. Protecting the moratorium on drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico is critical to preserving our quality of life.