Corpus Christi has a strong industrial base and skilled workforce. Many public sector companies tap into a talent pool that is backed by area colleges like Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The country’s third largest port, a growing highway network, and railroad and air service help businesses move their goods and realize their ideas. Hard-working people between Corpus Christi and many industries across the U.S. make this possible in an efficient and cost-effective way. Over $50 billion in new business investment has been declared between 2009 and 2019 as Corpus Christi continues to be a strong hub in the South Texas economy.