LSUAS Harvey Impact Assessment
Post-Harvey Recovery Efforts
Post-Harvey Business Redevelopment
A&M-Corpus Christi College of Business
Regional Economic Snapshot
According to a new study, property damage from Hurricane Harvey affected the way businesses in Aransas County financed their rebuilding efforts, which in turn affected the ability of businesses to resume operation after a temporary closure. Members of the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and women were more ready to reopen their businesses. Loss of employees posted a challenge for affected businesses to recover. This article is available on the digital platform.
The new measures of public school performance reflect a wide disparity in student achievements across areas in South Texas and the state. While socioeconomic factors play a role in determining student performance, the statewide 60x30 educational goal paves the way for local initiatives that aim to boost the competitiveness of the Coastal Bend with a more developed workforce. This article is available on the digital platform.
Broadband internet access promises to bring growth opportunities to individuals and businesses, especially those in rural communities. Despite its widespread impacts, it is difficult to measure or identify broadband's causal effects on economic activity beyond the IT industry. Still there is early evidence to support that the impact of broadband adoption on the local economy is real and measurable. This article is available on the digital platform.
Today's technology is a double-edged sword for the Coastal Bend economy. While technological advances have made many small businesses more competitive relative to large corporations, the requirement of digital skills in the workplace, particularly in occupations with high job growth and wage earnings, has created new challenges in regional workforce and economic development. This article is available on the digital platform.
The A&M System approved the establishment of the South Texas Economic Development Center on September 3, 2014.