Cotulla’s Eagle Ford Growth Exhibited Through $9 Million Airport Expansion – Video

The City's Population Has Tripled From A Few Short Years Ago

Ground has been broken on an $8-9 million La Salle County Airport expansion in Cotulla. The expansion will add over a mile of runway and additional airplane parking.

The expansion is just one example of how Cotulla is changing with the Eagle Ford. The video below includes coverage of the groundbreaking ceremony and interviews with locals: [Read more…]

Eagle Ford Consortium Fall Conference Kicks Off in Corpus Christi – Video

Local Leaders Addressing the Challenges and Benefits of Oil & Gas Development

The Eagle Ford Consortium’s fall conference kicked off yesterday with a tour of the Port of Corpus Christi and continues through Wednesday.

The consortium brings businesses and local communities together to ensure both are prepared for future growth.

Conference speakers will address various issues including CNG, education, foreign investment, health care, and current industry developments. [Read more…]

Anadarko – KNOC Tour of the Eagle Ford – Video

Anadarko (APC) hosted KNOC and Korean media outlets for a tour of the Eagle Ford late last year.

The video below provides a short overview of the trip and Anadarko’s Eagle Ford operations.

Anadarko reports Q3 earnings on November 5th. We’ll have another APC update for you then.

Eagle Ford Opportunities Bring International Companies to San Antonio – Video

30+ Japanese Companies Recently Visited To Evaluate Bringing Businesses to San Antonio

The Eagle Ford is no stranger to international companies and San Antonio isn’t either, but together the two are an economic hotbed. Opportunity attracts investment, so expect to see more foreign companies investing in the region.

Corpus Christi City Worker Shortage Caused by the Eagle Ford? – Video

The City Is Increasing Wages In Hopes To Increase Applicants

It’s no secret that the labor market is challenging for employers in South Texas. Tens of thousands of South Texas oilfield jobs have been created since in the beginning of the oil boom, and the total number of direct and indirect jobs created is well above 100,000.

When the oil boom started, many people headed to the oil patch for higher pay. Employers who can’t offer higher wages have struggled to fill positions.

Corpus Christi has been almost 30 workers short in its street maintenance department and is falling behind on projects. The city plans to raise wages 2.5% and hopes the allure of staying closer to home will increase the number of job applicants. [Read more…]

Small Businesses in the Eagle Ford Getting Help From Local Colleges – Video

Several universities in the region are stepping up to provide solutions to various challenges created by significant economic growth. UTSA has been active through its small business development center and TAMU Kingsville is adding programs to address challenges as well. [Read more…]