South Texas Economic Development Center
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi College of Business
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Regional Economic Snapshot
Monthly employment and unemployment data for Corpus Christi show remarkable seasonal patterns. In addition to employment in the agricultural sector, local government employment displays a distinct regular pattern within a year. Those seasonal factors could potentially bias interpretations of changes in local economic activity based on official data without seasonal adjustment. This article is available on the digital platform.
Corpus Christi relies on the oil and gas industry as much as Houston does. Both metro areas have been resilient to the impact of the current oil bust. As construction and service-oriented employment is slowing down, those two regional economies are facing new challenges in light of heightened uncertainty about the near-term outlook, while recent trends in job postings and business sentiment are positive. 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.