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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 16-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




Ed Martin Chairman

Ed Martin
(Board Appointment - City of Corpus Christi)

Berry Contractors/Bay Limited
David P. Engel Vice Chair/Chair Elect

David P. Engel
(Investor Representative)
Engel Investors, L.L.C.
Judy Hawley Secretary

Judy Hawley
(Board Appointment - Port of Corpus Christi)
Texas Business Development Manager
Advanced Acoustic Concepts
Gloria Perez Treasurer

Gloria Perez
(Board Appointment - City of Corpus Christi)

Asiel Enterprises, Inc.
Jim Barnette Immediate Past Chair

Jim Barnett
(Investor Representative)

Vice President
Fulton/Coastcon Construction
Henry Garrett Honorable Henry Garrett
City of Corpus Christi
Gene Guernsey Gene Guernsey
GGR, Inc./ReMax Broker
Leon Loeb Leon Loeb
Managing General Partner
Landlord Resources
Skip Noe George K. (Skip) Noe
City Manager
City of Corpus Christi
Mike Carrell Mike Carrell
Frost Bank
John LaRue John LaRue
Executive Director
Port of Corpus Christi Authority
Tony LaMantia Tony LaMantia
L&F Distributors
Colleen McHugh Colleen McHugh
Welder Leshin, L.L.P.
Charles Patton Charles Patton
President & CEO
AEP Texas
Dennis Payne Dennis Payne
Vice President
Valero Refining Company
Paul Trevino Paul Trevino
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Christi Spohn Health Systems

Roland Mower
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Roland C. Mower

Steve Jenkins
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Steve R. Jenkins
Vice President - Business Development

Gary Basinger
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Gary Basinger
Vice President - Existing Industries

Anna Salazar AnnMarie Salazar
Executive Assistant

Pamela Lago Pamela Lago
Manager, Special Events

Stacy Katzenstein Stacy Katzenstein
Manager, Communications and Research