Corpus Christi is a center for large-scale fabrication, petrochemical manufacturing, tourism, maritime shipping and maritime research. Aluminum, agriculture, glass and the seafood industry are also integral parts of the economy. The Port of Corpus Christi is also important to the city. Corpus Christi also has a strong and growing aerospace industry.
The Corpus Christi Army Depot and the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, combined provide a large number of civilian jobs for the area and significantly contribute to the economy. The Corpus Christi Army Depot is one of the world's largest helicopter repair facilities. The Corpus Christi International Business Center includes numerous aviation-related or dependent companies.
Corpus Christi's major employment segments include healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, construction, government, professional, scientific and technical services. Management, professional and related occupations (30% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (25% of the jobs).
Details regarding Corpus Christi, Texas: Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher: 20%. The cost of living index in 2008: 80.7 (national average: 100). Average salary in 2009: $31,000.
Shown below is a list of Corpus Christi's top employers:
- Bay, LTD
- Christus Spohn Health Systems
- City of Corpus Christi
- Corpus Christi Army Depot
- Corpus Christi Independent School District
- Department of Defense Navy/Army
- Corpus Christi State School
- Dell Mar College
- Corpus Christi Medical Centers
- Gulf Marine Fabricators
- Driscoll Childrens Hospital
- Nueces County
- Kiewit Offshore Services LTD
- Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
- First Data Corp
- Flint Hills Resources
- Labor Ready Inc
- Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Local businesses are invited to collaborate with organizations such as:
- Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
- Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation
- Texas Economic Development Council
- Texas Association of Manufacturers
- Small Business Administration - Texas
Those interested in local business and industry activities may want to read the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.