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College of Business Held First Community Forum to Foster Sustainable Development in Corpus Christi

March 13, 2015


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –The South Texas Economic Center in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held its first Sustainable Community Forum on March 12.

This event featured four distinguished speakers from different corners of our regional community. There were two concurrent session. The objective of this forum was to deepen the understanding of sustainable economic and community development as well as broadening views on the entrepreneurial spirit and the so-called Next Big Thing.

“We are proud to host the first forum focused on discussions for a sustainable economy,” said Dr. John Gamble, Dean of the College of Business. “From Eagle Ford Shale to renewable energy and entrepreneurs, the University is focused on ensuring the Coastal Bend economy continues to grow and remains diversified to weather any economic waves that may be headed our way.”

The first session featured the topics “Small Business Startups, Government Funding, and Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Latin America” with Jorge Sanchez, Head of Business Development at Sana International Commerce Inc., and “Partnership for a Sustainable Community” with Kirk Fauver, Environmental Coordinator and Urban Transportation Planner of U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Texas Division.

The second session featured the topics “Mobility CC and Beyond at Sparking City by the Sea” with Dr. Raymond Chong, City Traffic Engineer at the City of Corpus Christi, and “The Discovery of the Eagle Ford Shale: Changing Paradigms in the Culture of South Texas” with Gregg Robertson, owner of First Rock, Inc.