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 Economic Development News 
Thursday, October 23 2014

Corpus Christi, TX -- Port Corpus Christi Authority, the Cities of Corpus Christi, Portland and Gregory and Counties of Nueces and San Patricio will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Tianjin Commission of Commerce, People’s Republic of China.  The MOU will be signed in a formal ceremony, Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:30 PM at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center 402 Harbor Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.

Esteemed delegates from Tianjin, China and the Coastal Bend region will join together in the signing of the MOU.  The purpose of the MOU is to promote friendly contact, culture exchange, and cooperation to benefit the future of the regions surrounding Corpus Christi, Texas and Tianjin, China.  Additionally, both regions will work together to facilitate investment in each other’s region, promote cooperation, exchange of technology for the benefit of key industries, and create a friendly commercial environment. 

"Our region is experiencing positive economic growth and attention. Not only are we getting national focus, we are joining with international groups to bring business and industry to the Coastal Bend. Today we take another great step in developing our economy." Said Representative Todd Hunter, Texas House of  Representatives.

“As the port continues to develop the infrastructure needed to support the region's economic development efforts, it is important to build strategic business partnerships to facilitate the consolidation of negotiations, and also promote and exchange knowledge to create favorable conditions for new business opportunities for the Coastal Bend." Said Judy Hawley, Port Commission Chair.

Media representatives are encouraged to attend this momentous occasion. 
 
WHAT: Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Tianjin Commission of Commerce
WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 1:30 PM
                               Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
                               402 Harbor Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
                           
About Port Corpus Christi
As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the 5th largest port in the United States in total tonnage. The Port’s mission statement is to “serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.”  Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight, 45’ deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation with on-site and direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. The Port is protected by a state-of-the-art security department and an award-winning Environmental Management System. With outstanding management and operations staff, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “The Port of the Lone Star State.” http://www.portofcorpuschristi.com/

Port Corpus Christi is a member of START (South Texas Alliance for Regional Trade), a collaborative effort that highlights business opportunities in South Texas in the manufacturing, energy, aerospace, international trade, military and other sectors and the related strategic support provided by Port San Antonio, Port Corpus Christi and Port Laredo. http://www.southtexastrade.com/

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