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The City of Corpus Christi promotes long-term growth and prosperity for residents and businesses in the City and the surrounding region. In order to encourage long-term growth and prosperity, the City dedicates resources to achieving the following objectives:

  • Improve the Quality of Life of Our Residents
  • Diversify the City’s Economy 
  • Increase Business Recruitment and Retention 
  • Attract Talent and Develop Our Workforce

The City of Corpus Christi partners with the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation (CCREDC), the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District (CCDMD) and the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CCCVB) to accomplish these goals. The Business Liaison supports these organizations in their efforts and coordinates between our partner agencies and the rest of the City organization.


Contact Information

For Economic Development

Alyssa M. Barrera, Business Liaison

Address: 1201 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9277, Corpus Christi, TX 78469


Phone: (361) 826-3356

Economic Development Partners »

Local Economic Development Services

Downtown Reinvestment Zone

In 2008, the City of Corpus Christi created Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #3, in the City’s downtown.

Economic Development Incentive Programs

The City has several local incentive programs to assist in a variety of desired activities and investments.          

Request for Proposals

The City of Corpus Christi is currently seeking competitive proposals from private developers for a Sale and Redevelopment Agreement for the Montgomery Ward Building Site.            

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Alyssa Michelle Barrera began as the City’s Business Liaison in July 2014. This position coordinates internally for economic development, downtown redevelopment and tourism efforts and with partner agencies, the CCREDC, CCDMD and CCCVB. Additionally, Ms. Barrera administers the Downtown Reinvestment Zone and coordinates the agenda for the Type A Board. Prior experiences includes:  Executive Assistant to the Assistant City Manager for Business Support Services, Management Assistant – Development Services, Graduate Intern – Development Services, and Graduate Fellow – Bold Future for the Coastal Bend.

Ms. Barrera received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 2010 and Master of Public Administration Degree in 2012, both from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi Class 42, and was honored as Corpus Christi Under 40 in 2013. She is a member of the International Economic Development Council, and past president of Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend. In December 2016, Ms. Barrera obtained an Economic Development Finance Professional Certification, through the National Development Council.