A Tale of Two Counties in the Wake of the 2017 Hurricane Season

This report compares Aransas County in Texas and Monroe Counties in Florida in their short-term recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively.

Reopening Businesses: Evidence from a Duration Model with Spatial Effects

This study integrates research approaches and tools in several disciplines: GIS, surveying, and health and social sciences.

Recovery from Harvey and Irma

This is the third update on economic recovery from Harvey and Irma. Data draw on the 90 disaster counties in Texas and Florida.

Business Recovery from Harvey

This is a summary of a recent study on business return in the Rockport-Fulton area. Survey data provide insights into what factors have driven the decision to reopen a business.

Rockport-Fulton Business Survey 2019

This survey reveals that the vast majority of businesses in Aransas County have reopened. Many businesses are facing the challenges of falling sales, a reduced customer base, and filling staffing needs.

Harvey Facts & Stats

Harvey impact data compiled by the South Texas Economic Development Center in collaboration with the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce.

The Economic Aftermath of Harvey

This is the second update on Harvey's impact and recovery across the 41 disaster counties in Texas.

In Harvey's Path

This article presents a counterfactual scenario in which Harvey hit Corpus Christi instead of Rockport. This would have made Harvey the costliest hurricane in U.S. history.

Business Recovery: One Year Later

According to this 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.

Post-Harvey Business Assessment Survey 2018

This summarizes the results of a Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce survey on local business needs about half a year following Harvey.

Harvey's Immediate Impacts

This report describes changes in the local economies of the Coastal Bend in the wake of Harvey.

HERRi Launched

The STEDC and College of Business deployed the Hurricane Economic Recovery & Resilience Initiative through a post-Harvey Economic Development Administration Grant.