Retention/Expansion
Total Number of New Prospect Files Opened in 2007: 1
Current Active Prospects: 2
Potential Capital Investment from Prospects: $625,000
Potential New Jobs from Prospects: 0
Potential Retained Jobs from Prospects: 539
Local Company Visits by Staff in 2007: 59
Expected Number of Annual Visits: 75
Business Recognition Luncheons in 2007: 3

For more information contact: Gary Basinger
Attraction/Recruitment
Total Number of New Prospect Files in 2007: 100
Current Active Prospects in 2007: 39
Potential Capital Investment from Prospects: $8.5 bil.
Potential Jobs from Prospects: 9,484
CCREDC-Hosted Prospect Visits in 2007: 25
Companies Making Multiple Visits in 2007: 15
Visits to Prospect Sites/Headquarters (YTD): 1

For more information contact: Steve Jenkins
Retention/Expansion
Total Number of New Prospect Files Opened in 2007: 1
Current Active Prospects: 2
Potential Capital Investment from Prospects: $625,000 Potential New Jobs from Prospects: 0
Potential Retained Jobs from Prospects: 539
Local Company Visits by Staff in 2007: 59
Expected Number of Annual Visits: 75
Business Recognition Luncheons in 2007: 3

For more information contact: Gary Basinger
Attraction/Recruitment
Total Number of New Prospect Files in 2007: 100
Current Active Prospects in 2007: 39
Potential Capital Investment from Prospects: $8.5 bil.
Potential Jobs from Prospects: 9,484
CCREDC-Hosted Prospect Visits in 2007: 25
Companies Making Multiple Visits in 2007: 15
Visits to Prospect Sites/Headquarters (YTD): 1

For more information contact: Steve Jenkins


We built this city on dock and oil
Corpus Christi's port and refineries helped bump the city's rank to No. 65 out of the 200 Top Largest Cities in the annual Milken Institute's Best Performing Cities Index.  The city ranked 158 in last year's report. Click here to read more.


Pulse!! Serious Game To Be Demonstrated At Clinical Congress
Dr. Claudia L. Johnston, Associate Vice President for Special Projects at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will demonstrate Pulse!! The Virtual Clinical Learning Lab Oct. 7-11 at the prestigious Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons convening in New Orleans, La. Click here to read more.


Summit promotes blue-collar jobs
Jobs such as engineering and welding wouldn't be considered sexy to most people. But Tim McDaniel begs to differ. Click here to read more.


Local drive not too congested
This is one category we won't mind being below average in. According to an urban mobility report by the Texas Transportation Institute, you won't waste much time sitting in traffic in Corpus Christi. Click here to read more.


Economic Gardening
Entrepreneurs create jobs and wealth, not economic developers. From this realization, an entrepreneurial approach to economic development called “economic gardening” was created in Littleton, Colorado, over 20 years ago. Since that time, the city of Littleton has not spent a penny on incentives, while the number of jobs has doubled (from 15,000 to 30,000); sales tax revenues have tripled (from $6 million to $20 million); and the city’s population grew 23 percent. Click here to read more.


Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp. unveils new website
After almost a year of hard work and research, the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation announces the launch of their redesigned website, www.ccredc.com. It offers an easy-to-navigate design that offers extensive information to relocating, existing and emerging businesses. The site was created by the Ensemble Group, with graphic designs created by National InterPrint. Click here to read more.


Save the Date for the CCREDC’s 2008 Annual Meeting
The CCREDC’s Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.  The guest speaker will be economic futurist Jeff Thredgold.  Jeff is the only economist in the world to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, the highest earned designation in professional speaking.  Please mark your calendar for this important event.  A formal invitation will be forthcoming at a later date.