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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:
 

Steve Woerner - Driscoll Children's Hospital  

Chairman

Steve Woerner

(Board Appointment - Investment Representative)
Driscoll Children's Hospital

 

     
   

Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Willard Hammonds, Jr.

(Board Appointment - City of Corpus Christi)
 
Apartment and Commercial Services

     
   

Secretary

Al Jones


(Board Appointment - Port of Corpus Christi)

American Bank

     
   

 

Treasurer

Gabriel Guerra

(Board Appointment - Investment Representative)
 
Kleberg Bank

 

     
 

Immediate Past Chair

Garry Bradford

(Board Appointment - Investment Representative)
 
Unique Employment Services
            
 

     
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

 

     
   

 

Jerry Dewbre
Dewbre Management, LLC

            

     
    Arthur Granado
President
The Granado Group
     
PORT APPOINTMENTS  
   
    Richard Borchard
Vice Chair
Port Commissioner
       
       
  John P. LaRue
Executive Director
Port of Corpus Christi
 
       
INVESTORS  
   

Sam N. Beecroft
 
Owner
 B.E. Beecroft Construction, Inc.

     
   

Adam B. Smith
Complex I Manager
Valero Bill Greehey Refinery

 

     
   

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
     
  Dr. Mark Escamilla
President
Del Mar College
     
COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES    
     
    Bob Barger         
Chairman
San Patricio County EDC
     
   

Oscar Ortiz

Chairman
Robstown ADC

     
    Sharon Kollaja
Chairman
Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
     
   
           
Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
     
               

 Coretta Graham
 Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce

     

  

 

Kaushik Bhakta
Chairman
Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau

CCREDC STAFF  
     

                       

 

  John LaRue
Interim CEO/President

Email: jlarue@ccredc.com
 
     

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

     
 

 

Mike Culbertson
Vice President
Email: mculbertson@ccredc.com

 

     
   

 

Emily Martinez
Vice President
Email: emartinez@ccredc.com

 

   

 

    Pamela Lago 
Information Manager
 
Email: plago@ccredc.com