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About CCREDC

Mission Statement

The mission of the CCREDC is to expand and enhance the region's economic base by developing and/or supporting projects that create primary jobs.

 
About the CCREDC Program

The Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit organization responsible for creating, managing and supervising programs and activities that promote, assist, and enhance economic development within the city of Corpus Christi. The CCREDC’s partners include the city of Corpus Christi, the Port of Corpus Christi Authority and over 180 private-sector members. The CCREDC is governed by a 25-member Board of Directors whose members are appointed by the city, port and membership.

Through its business attraction and business retention and expansion programs, the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation focuses its economic development efforts on the creation of new primary jobs and new investment in the following industry sectors: 
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  • Extraction (Oil & Gas Exploration)
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Petrochemical
  • Manufacturing/Fabrication
  • Electronic Retailing
  • Water Transportation (Deepwater, Ocean)
  • Warehousing, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Knowledge-Based
  • Professional Services
  • Enterprise Management
 
Single Point of Contact
 
The Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation serves as the single point of contact for primary employers interested in locating, or expanding, in Corpus Christi. As the single point of contact, the CCREDC works in partnership with new or existing primary employers to facilitate, and expedite, the economic development process. The CCREDC–Primary Employer partnership includes, but is not limited to:
  • The site selection process for new primary employers
  • Advocacy for existing primary employers
  • Facilitating meetings, as needed, with city, county and port representatives
  • Ushering incentive proposals through the approval process
  • Expediting the permitting process
 
Development Partners 

To be successful, an economic development organization must have dedicated and committed partners that will work together towards improving the economic climate of the community and region. The Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation is fortunate to have just such a group of partners. Together we make things happen! These community and regional partners are:

  • City of Corpus Christi
  • Port of Corpus Christi
  • Nueces County
  • Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
  • Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Corpus Christi International Airport
  • Del Mar College
  • Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
  • San Patricio County Economic Development Council
  • WorkSource of the Coastal Bend
  • Robstown Area Development Commission

 

 

OFFICERS:  

   

Chairman

Al Jones

(Board Appointment - Investment Representative)
 American Bank     
                     

     
   

Vice Chair

Gabriel Guerra

(Board Appointment - City of Corpus Christi)
 Kleberg Bank

 

     
   

Secretary

David Engel
                       

(
Board Appointment - Port of Corpus Christi)
Engel & Associates, LLC 
          

     
   

 Treasurer

Adam Smith

(Board Appointment - Investment Representative)
 Valero 
           
 

     
   

Immediate Past Chair

Steve Woerner

(Board Appointment - Investment Representative)
 Driscoll Childrens Hospital
            
 

     
CITY APPOINTMENTS  
     
    Honorable Nelda Martinez
Mayor
City of Corpus Christi
     
     

Rudy Garza, Jr.
City Council Member (District 5)
City of Corpus Christi

                       

     

 

 

 

 Ron Olson
City Manager
City of Corpus Christi

 

     
   

 

 Willard Hammonds, Jr.
  Apartment & Commercial Services, Inc.

  

     

 

 Jerry Dewbre
 Dewbre Petroleum Corporation 

 

 
     
     Arthur Granado
 
President
  The Granado Group
     

   Gabriele Hilpold
 Texas Beach Homes
   
PORT APPOINTMENTS  
   
     Richard Valls
  Port of Corpus Christi
  Port Commissioner
       
   John P. LaRue
  Executive Director
  Port of Corpus Christi
 
       
INVESTORS  

  

 

 

  Joe Adame
  Adame Commercial Real Estate
             

     

 

 

 Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA
 
CEO
  Richter Architects

     

 

   Johnna Jones
 
Vice President/CFO
  Bay Ltd./A Berry Company
     
 COUNTY    
     
   Judge Loyd Neal
  Nueces County
     
     Judge Terry Simpson
  San Patricio County
     
CITY OF PORTLAND    
     
   Honorable David Krebs
  Mayor
  City of Portland
     
HIGHER EDUCATION    
     
   Dr. Flavius Killebrew
 
President
  Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
     
   

  Lenora Keas
 Chairman
 Vice President of the Division 
 of Workforce Programs & Strategic
  Initiatives at
Del Mar College

     
COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES    
     
   



Roy DeBolt
      
Chairman
San Patricio EDC 
         
Kiewit Offshore Services, LTD.

 

     
   

Oscar Ortiz
Chairman
Robstown ADC

     
    Sharon Kollaja
Chairman
Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
Sterling Personnel, Inc.
     
               

 Curtis Clark
 
 Chairman
  Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce
  IBC Bank

 

     

  

 

Kaushik Bhakta
Chairman
Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau
Owner/General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites

Ex-Officio  

 

 



 Eddie Garcia
E.L. Garcia Insurance Associates New York Life

 

 

CCREDC STAFF  
     
 

Iain Vasey
CEO/President

Email: ivasey@ccredc.com
Bio

 

     

           
 

Mike Culbertson
Chief Operating Officer
Email: mculbertson@ccredc.com

     


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John Plotnik
Executive Vice President
Email: jplotnik@ccredc.com
Bio

 

     
   

 

Emily Martinez
Vice President
Email: emartinez@ccredc.com

 

   

 

    Pamela Lago 
Executive Assistant/Information Manager
 
Email: plago@ccredc.com