101 East Main St
Robstown, TX 78380
Elva Lopez, Executive Director
361-387-3933

Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development

It helps to be a chamber of commerce member in any city, but it certainly pays to be a member here. We help you by helping to advertise our town. Display our annual sticker in your business window and have your business promoted on our website as well as a link to your own website. You will also receive access to member only event invitations that can help your business flourish in our community.

Membership Benefits
Ribbon Cutting/Ground Breaking Ceremony
A ceremony attended by Board of Directors, Fellow Members, and Elected Officials that helps welcome you to Robstown.

RADC/Chamber Website
Members are listed on the Robstown Area Development Commission website under your business category. Promote your organization's events free on the chamber calendar. Monthly we also select a local business and restaurant to be promoted on the Home page of the website.

Chamber Recommendations
The chamber receives hundreds of calls from all over the country from people looking for business or services information; we only refer to our members.

Small Business Development
An SBDC representative is available in our office free of charge. (By Appointment only)

E-Blast
Reach the chamber contacts without postage or printing cost. Send an email blast announcing your events, sales, and promotions.

Networking
Attend Seminars, Committee Meetings and our Annual Banquet to meet and network with other local business people.

Economic Development

Robstown is the transportation crossroads of South Texas and World Trade offering excellent access to highway and rail corridors. Robstown and Western Nueces County are strategically located at the transportation crossroads of South Texas. U.S. Highway 77 will in the future become Interstate 69 running north and south through the region. It already carries significant amounts of north-south freight traffic. Texas State Highway 44 runs through Robstown carrying east-west traffic and connecting the Port of Corpus Christi with the Port of Laredo.
Union Pacific Railroad, Burlington Northern Santa FE Railway and Texas Mexican Railway (KCS) all serve the community and their tracks interconnect at the Robstown crossroads.

This location at the region's pivot point is made more attractive as a manufacturing, maintenance and service center by the availability of full infrastructure support - utilities, telecommunications, transportation, supply, waste disposal, and educational facilities. 

The Robstown area is the first point of commerce for companies looking for an excellent geographical location at a lower property cost with access to excellent intermodal transportation assets. 

At the Center of the Region

Robstown and Western Nueces County are at the geographic center of the Coastal Bend region. This eight-county metropolitan area has a population of more than 500,000. 

Key ingredients in the region's economy are oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum and chemical processing, agribusiness and seafood production, a variety of military missions, metal fabrication, visitor and leisure businesses, transportation and primary metals processing. The region's largest manufacturing operations are tied to the Port of Corpus Christi which is an important seaport serving Texas and Mexico. 

Robstown, Northwest Corpus Christi and the U.S. Highway 77 Corridor through Western Nueces County make up a distinct subregion - separated from the central city but less than 30 minutes driving time to almost any point in the metropolitan area. This subregion is characterized by well-defined zones of land use including suburban neighborhoods, concentrated retail, intense agriculture, heavy industry and transportation service businesses. 

Robstown is nine miles from Corpus Christi International Airport and 15 miles from Downtown Corpus Christi. All terminals at the Port of Corpus Christi can be reached in less than 20 minutes. Nueces County Airport, located in Robstown, accommodates corporate planes and air-freight operations with a 3,700-foot runway.

Robstown is ideally located for trade opportunities due to its location at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 - the gateway to the Rio Grande Valley and Mexico - and State Highway 44 providing access to the inland port of Laredo.

Bus Lines: Served by Regional Transportation Authority, Greyhound and Valley Transit System.

Airlines: SouthwestAmerican and United at nearby Corpus Christi International Airport.

Motor Freight Lines (certified to stop): U.P.S., Federal Express, Central Freight, Consolidated Tex-Pack, and Southwestern Motor Freight.

Highways: U.S. Highway 77 (being upgraded to interstate standards from Robstown to I-37); TX State Highway 44 (receiving upgrades); and Interstate 37 connection 4 miles north of Robstown.

Port of Corpus Christi: 45' channel depth, public and private cargo handling terminals, open storage and fabrication sites, and dockside rail from multiple carriers.

Railroad Service: Multiple and competitive rail service; Nueces County Rural Rail District created in 2001. Texas Mexican Railway, Union Pacific Railroad, Burlington Northern Santa FE Railway. The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. has a controlling interest in Tex-Mex.

The Robstown Area Development Commission (RADC) is a non-profit corporation aimed at promoting economic development efforts in the Robstown area. The Commission was formed as a consolidation of the Chamber of Commerce and the Robstown Economic Development Commission. The RADC is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 14 directors elected from the organization's general membership, and five public directors. 

Robstown's vision is to be a prosperous and progressive family oriented community. Its people are diverse, yet unified in cultivating a harmonious and safe environment for all citizens. Robstown has established itself as a hub for recreational, agricultural, residential, tourism, economic, and technological activity by capitalizing on our position at the crossroads of South Texas. The City of Robstown is more than 12 square miles in size and it remains a critical agricultural center for South Texas. With approximately 13,000 people, it is the second most populated city in Nueces County behind Corpus Christi. The Robstown vicinity has the developed infrastructure needed as a foundation for productive private investment and the area includes a significant amount of undeveloped land for both residential and commercial development.