Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce


Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
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1. Increase your visibility in the community
Corpus Christi’s economy ranks 49th
strongest nationwide!
2. Networking opportunities
3. Advocacy
Corpus Christi’s economy ranks 49th strongest among 366 metro areas
nationwide according to Policom Corp., a Florida based independent
economics research firm that analyzes local economies.
4. Professional development
According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the area’s average
quarterly wages have increased from $607 in 2005 to $816 during the first
quarter of this year.
6. Member only services
Area leaders claim that incentive programs from local governments, the
development of dual credit courses at Del Mar College, and other
collaborative efforts such as the Craft Training Center are all factors in the
positive economic shift.
For more information on the study, please visit
Citywide Sales Tax Has Increased 17% in the Last Year
According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, Statewide, the Texas
Comptroller’s Office allocated $534.6 million in sales tax allocations to
cities, counties, transit authorities and other special taxing districts, marking
an increase of 12.7 percent compared with July 2011.
Corpus Christi has received more than $41.2 million this year, which is an
increase of about 17 percent.
Overall revenues reported to the state in June totaled $1.98 billion, an increase
of 15.2 percent compared with one year ago.
Job Growth is Continuing
Unemployment rates have decreased from 8.3 percent in July 2011 to 7
percent in July 2012.
The Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area posted job growth of 4.3
percent in July compared with July 2011, the third-highest in Texas.
Approximately five million people visit the Corpus Christi area each year.
Tourism generates an annual economic impact of $1 billion dollars for the
Corpus Christi region.
More than one of every 10 non-agricultural jobs in Corpus Christi is related to
the travel and tourism industry.
For more information on tourism statistics, visit the Corpus Christi
Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website,
To learn more about the regional economy, please call the Chamber at
5. Cost-effective advertising
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7. Access to the Chamber’s membership
8. Credibility
9. Access to community leaders and elected
10. Small business advocacy
Government Affairs
The Corpus Christi Chamber of
Commerce continues to work on
windstorm insurance reform, which has
been a legislative priority for our
organization since 2009. To address our
concerns, we are working with our
legislative delegation, the Coastal
Windstorm Task Force, and a 14 county
coastal coalition starting from northern Jefferson County south to Cameron
County. The coalition includes chambers
of commerce, mayors, county judges,
industry leaders, insurance agents, and
community members.
President Obama and Secretary of
Defense Panetta have both indicated that
there will be a reduction in military
spending over the next several years.
Because of the anticipated downsizing of
the military, the Corpus Christi Chamber
of Commerce has reinstated the South
Texas Military Facilities Task Force
(STMFTF) to protect the region’s
economy and jobs. So far we have had
meetings in Washington D.C. at both the
Pentagon and the Capital with leading
military officials.
Pedro Azevedo
Kleberg Bank
Andi Baker
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Bend
Vijay Bindingnavele
Medical Doctor
Marjorie Boudreaux
Goodwill Industries of South Texas
Daniel Bratcher
Daisy Charters and Shuttles
Desiree Castro
CC Chamber of Commerce
Ellison Crider
High Touch Technologies
Shannon Davis
Legacy Home Health Agency, Inc.
Melissa Delgado
Valero Energy
Kim Frahm
FocalPoint Business Coaching of the C.B.
Liz Gallagher
Texas State Aquarium
Lori B. Garza
Texas A&M Univeristy- Corpus Christi
Anthony Gavlik
Naismith Engineering
Dee Hargis
Shea Physical Therapy- C.C. Athletic Club
Mindy Jimenez
Children’s Advocacy Center of the C.B.
Noe Manrod
Corpus Christi Athletic Club
Adriana Martinez
United Way of the Coastal Bend
Tammy McDonald
Del Mar College
Leanne Mulholland
Coastal Community & Teachers Credit
Mike Munoz
B.E. Beecroft Company, Inc.
Brian Murphey
Omni Hotels
Jimmy Rivera
New York Life Insurance Co.
Pam Ross
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend
Lance Russell
Richline Technical Services
Maurice Williamson
Corpus Christi Army Depot
Bill T. Wilson III
American Bank
Mark Woerner
Rod Wolthoff
Dept. of Defense- Army
Mari Zapata
AG/CM, Inc.
Nancy Zuniga
Morehead Dotts Rybak
2012 Steering Committee
Nancy Harwell, Chair
Jaime Nodarse-Miglini – Chair Elect
Sam Canavati
Marc Carter
Betsy Herring
Galen Hoffstadt
Bryan Mayhood
Travis Ralls
Bill Tinney
Shannon Wilde
May 2012-August 2012
Aflac Regional Office
Atomic Omelette
Beauty & the Bistro Catering
Beeville Publishing Co
Bethany HomeHealth Services
CORE Coastal Realty
Dairy Queen, Saratoga location
Denny Bales Diamonds
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Esplanade Rehab Hospital
Gyro Technologies, Inc.
J&B Pavelka, Inc.
Kelly Services
KFTX Real Country 97.5
Kikos Mexican Restaraunt
KST Electric
Labor Max Staffing
LR Rennent
Maxhimer Management
Maxim Healthcare Services
Mehrdad Salamat, MD
New York Life, J. Rivera
NOVA Healthcare Management
Portis Kountry Kitchen
Postal Annex
Rent Magazine
Richard Borchard Fairgrounds
Rodan + Fields Dermatologist
A-Z Properties
Stellar Energy
Susann’s Custom Jewelers
T-Mobile, Alameda Store
Tide Dental
Total Steam Services, Inc.
ZJZ Hospitality
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