Business Climate in Coastal Texas
Home to nearly 600,000 people, the 12 counties of the Coastal Bend of Texas include top industries in agriculture, petrochemical manufacturing, large-scale fabrication, marine research, maritime shipping, health care and tourism. Top employers include the Port of Corpus Christi. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University-Kingsville are among colleges and universities. The region offers an abundance of outdoor recreation options, including Padre Island National Seashore.