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A Welcome From Port Of Corpus Christi Authority Commission

The Port of the Lone Star State™, The Lifeblood of the Coastal Bend

Here in the Coastal Bend region of South Texas, we are known for our hospitality, with a business climate just as welcoming as the weather.

Industries from throughout the world are investing billions of dollars in new and expanding facilities at Port Corpus Christi with the confidence that their endeavors are supported by superb transportation links, favorable labor and tax conditions, and an ardent pro-business approach.

More than 40,000 Texas jobs, generating a total of some $3 billion in wages, were related to Port Corpus Christi in 2008, according to the most recent economic impact study prepared for the port by Lancaster, Pa.-based Martin Associates, in 2010.

Those already impressive impact figures are destined to continue to rise with advancement of projects such as Cheniere Energy’s $10 billion liquefied natural gas facility, China-based Tianjin Pipe Corp.’s $1 billion pipe mill and Italy-based M&G Group’s plastic pellet plant, plus the overall boost provided by the nearby Eagle Ford shale oil and gas fields.

With its 45-foot-deep ship channel now authorized to go to 52 feet, with the 1,100-acre La Quinta Trade Gateway and other key port properties undergoing development, and with major highway and rail projects moving forward, Port Corpus Christi is further enhancing its trademarked role as The Port of the Lone Star State™.

The Coastal Bend has depended upon Port Corpus Christi as its fiscal lifeblood since the port’s opening in 1926, and, as the board of unpaid citizen appointees charged with governing the self-sustaining port district, we are privileged to be guiding Port Corpus Christi into the brightest chapter in its history while maintaining commitment to leading-edge environmental stewardship, safety and security.

As one of the six busiest U.S. ports, based upon total tonnage volume, Port Corpus Christi delivers exceptional infrastructure and unparalleled attitude to a diverse range of industries, and the port is ideally positioned to serve ever-expanding commerce.

We, as commissioners, join Port Corpus Christi’s extraordinary management and staff in inviting you to see how we can exceed your expectations and surpass your business objectives in the Sparkling City by the Sea.