Local Infrastructure

Need to come in on business? Don’t want to deal with bogged-down airports? Whether you travel to the county for business in our energy, manufacturing and chemical sectors, or for our great freshwater and saltwater fishing, San Patricio’s two county airports can get you here. County airports offer a spectrum of stress-free access to courtesy cars, available hangar rental space and aircraft maintenance shops. Both airports have Jet A and 100 LL fuel for purchase. All you have to do is fly in, tie down and hit the town!
The oil and gas industry is a fundamental driver of the Corpus Christi regional economy. In addition to being one of our major industries, we understand that energy prices affect the bottom line of conducting business. San Patricio County has the benefit of its location adjacent to the Eagle Ford Shale and plenty of wind, all which assist in keeping our energy capacity high and our prices competitive.
Harbor Bridge Project
Construction of a new Harbor Bridge began in the summer of 2016. The bridge will connect US Highway 181 to Interstate Highway 37 and the Crosstown Expressway. It will replace the current Harbor Bridge and dwarf it’s size. The original harbor bridge can fit directly below the new harbor bridge.
Port of Corpus Christi
Companies from China, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the United States have located major operations along San Patricio County’s La Quinta Ship Channel at the Port, taking advantage of the ability to ship from Texas to anywhere in the world. Seventy miles south of the shale play and 200 miles southwest of Houston, the Port is vital to the success of San Patricio’s major natural gas refining, manufacturing and agriculture industries.
Public Transportation
CCRTA provides public transportation throughout Nueces County and portions of San Patricio County including the cities of Corpus Christi, Robstown, Port Aransas, and Gregory. The CCRTA service area covers 830 square miles and provides transit service that supports more than 6 million boardings per year. The service operates 7 days a week depending on the route, except Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.
Railroads have been important to economic development in San Patricio County since the first train arrived in the late 1800s, and will continue to play a vital role in the success of county industries. As interest in property along the La Quinta Ship Channel increases, access to efficient rail transportation has become more important than ever. Due to the county’s close proximity to the Port of Corpus Christi and its Terminal Railroad, San Patricio County industries enjoy access to shipping by rail to anywhere in the United States via three Class 1 railroads – Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern and BNSF.
Roads / Highways
Interstate 37 (Annual Average Daily Traffic = 52,000). I-37 starts at the GulfCoast near the San Patricio County border and heads northwest towards San Antonio, where it merges with other large interstates including Interstate 10. I-37 links San Patricio County based companies to central and northern regions of Texas and subsequently the entire United States. It provides direct access to the Port of Corpus Christi via the Joe Fulton Trade Corridor, and is a major artery for the transportation of crude oil and natural gas.
The San Patricio Municipal Water District is the wholesale water provider for most of the county’s communities, as well as industrial employers in San Patricio. They work with each of their customers to dependably provide the water needed to support continuous manufacturing process operations. Customers include Sherwin Alumina, voestalpine, Dupont, Air Liquide, Gregory Power, OxyChem-Ingleside and Ingleside Co-Gen.
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