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Economic Development Manager
City of Corpus Christi, TX
Job Description

Economic Development Manager

The City of Corpus Christi is the eighth largest city in Texas with a population of approximately 325,000. Corpus Christi in Latin means Body of Christ. The name was given to the settlement and surrounding bay by Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda in 1519, as he discovered the lush semi-tropical bay on the Catholic feast day of Corpus Christi. The city has been nicknamed "Texas Riviera" and "Sparkling City by the Sea". The City is located on the South Texas Coast on the Gulf of Mexico.

Corpus Christi covers 460+ square miles and is rated 36 among the top 150 best managed cities in Texas. The Port of Corpus Christi is the 4th largest international seaport in the U.S. and is a center for petrochemical manufacturing, large-scale fabrication, marine research, maritime shipping, and tourism. The community is home to the 12,000-student campus of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and the 11,500 student Del Mar College.

Corpus Christi is home to a vibrant, creative community of emerging artists, musicians, photographers, chefs and small business owners that add to the local economy. The American Bank Center serves as a regional venue for some of the largest names in entertainment.

Corpus Christi is a full-service-plus city providing a commercial airport, marina, gas utility, minor league baseball stadium, 2 golf courses, and several museums and other cultural attractions in addition to traditional City services.

Job Overview: The Economic Development Manager is responsible for performing professional level work in planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring activities of the City's economic development programs and services. Coordinates business development efforts in promoting the growth in specific industries throughout economic development incentive programs and working with existing businesses to promote expansion and diversification for the City of Corpus Christi.

The minimum job requirements are: A Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or a related field, combined with a minimum of five (5) years of related experience in economic development.

A competitive salary and excellent benefits will be provided. Beginning salary will be negotiable DOQ. For additional information about Corpus Christi, please visit

To Apply: The recruitment for this position will close on December 19, 2019.

If interested, please visit the City of Corpus Christi’s Career page to create a candidate profile and apply online at

Job Details
$67,570 - $110,720, DOQ
Job Function:
Division Manager
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Corpus Christi
PO Box 9277
Corpus Christi, TX 78469-9277
United States
Form of Government: Council-Manager