January 2018

Local Economic Update

Corpus Christi and South Texas as a whole continue to expand at a robust pace. Rising oil production, industrial and infrastructure construction, and the Harvey recovery efforts across South Texas are the main drivers of regional economic growth.


For current local economic trends, read the latest edition of the Coastal Bend Economic Briefing newsletter, which is brought to you by the South Texas Economic Development Center, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation, and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend.


2017 Quarter 4

The outlook for Corpus Christi's economy remains bright overall, according to the latest Survey of Business Conditions in Corpus Christi. Yet local businesses are facing different challenges than before due in part of the impacts of Hurricane Harvey.

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Coastal Bend Employer Survey

An online survey of employers in the Coastal Bend has been conducted to better understand soft spots in the regional workforce. Nearly 60% of the 100 respondents had faced hiring difficulties due to different reasons, including a lack of work experience and mismatch of work skills. Employers responded to hiring difficulties by having existing employees work overtime, outsourcing, hiring less qualified applicants, or recruiting from outside the region.


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