Total Number of New Prospect Files Opened in 2008: 1
Current Active Prospects: 4
Potential Capital Investment from Prospects: $103 mil.
Potential New Jobs from Prospects: 53
Local Company Visits by Staff in 2008: 11
Expected Number of Annual Visits: 150
Business Recognition Luncheons in 2008: 0
Company Assistance Provided in 2008: 1

For more information contact: Gary Basinger

Total Number of New Prospect Files in 2008: 2
Active Prospects in 2008: 20
Potential Capital Investment from Prospects: $4.2 bil.
Potential Jobs from Prospects: 2,615
CCREDC-Hosted Prospect Visits in 2008: 5
Companies Making Multiple Visits in 2008: 3
Visits to Prospect Sites/Headquarters (YTD): 0

For more information contact: Roland Mower

Army warehouse contract awarded
A Tennessee-based construction company was awarded the contract to build a $9 million Army warehouse in Robstown, officials said Thursday. Click here to read more.

Army Depot contract opens 80 jobs
About 80 jobs with L-3 Vertex Aerospace will open at the Corpus Christi Army Depot after the Army renewed a contract with its Mississippi-based parent company, L-3 Communications, depot officials said. Click here to read more.

County raises tax incentive amounts
CORPUS CHRISTI — Nueces County commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to amend their tax abatement policy in order to offer about $16 million in tax incentives to an Austin-based energy company planning to invest $1 billion revamping two power plants and creating dozens of high paying jobs.
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New Marriott hotel brings 105 rooms to city
CORPUS CHRISTI — Corpus Christi's hotel room supply will increase by 105 today with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott. Click here to read more.

Dallas should get on board with Corpus seaport
TAMPA, Fla. – Commercial real estate companies risk private capital by building on speculation all the time. But building ports and highways with public money in the hope that economic development will follow is getting a lot harder in the face of voter skepticism and tight budgets. Click here to read more.

8 Recruitment Trends for '08
After a brief respite with Fireplace Lounge and The Happy Holiday Hearth DVDs playing on continual restful loop, the IMT blog is back to resume normal activity. Hoping you had a fantastic break and wishing you a productive new year, let’s dive right in with 2008 hiring trends... Click here to read more.

Speaker: Community needs lifestyle offerings to attract youth
Communities must offer a great lifestyle if they want to attract the next generation of youth, a demographic researcher told members of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Click here to read more.

CCREDC Supporters
The CCREDC wants to thank the following for their support: Click here to read more.