About Us

This website is developed and maintained by the EDA University Center at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center (INNOVATION CENTER). The establishment of the EDA University Center is funded in part by a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant. The INNOVATION CENTER is housed in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster sustained growth in the regional economy of the Coastal Bend in South Texas through our collaboration with community stakeholders in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating economic and business data and information. Sustained economic development is key to maintaining a high standard of living.


This website serves as the EDA University Center's gateway to research programs associated with economic development in the Coastal Bend region. Our work includes periodic updates on local economic and business data, archives of historical data, and analytical publications relating to regional economic conditions and community development.

If you have comments or suggestions, please contact Jim Lee at jlee@tamucc.edu.