It’s been just over a year since the Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay officially opened up and since then, it’s meant more business and jobs to the area.
Both the City of Robs town and BOCCE have had a good year. The City has seen a rise in it’s sales tax base and the Outlets continue to welcome customers and new businesses.
Mona Delia, Director of Marketing at the Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay said "832,000 visitors came in that period of time (first year) and we’re growing."
The growth can be seen all around their property as signs for new stores like Bath and Body Works and a new hotel are put on display.
Delia added, "Although we’re an outlet center, we’re for everybody in Texas. Any travelers, any tourists not only in Robs town or Corpus Christi our reach is a lot wider than that."
The City of Robs town is also seeing the impact increasing the city’s sales tax which allows improvements to things like city streets and bringing in more jobs.
Ronald Blunderer, Executive Director for Robs town Improvement Development Corporation "So the month prior to them opening, we saw a 64% increase in our sales tax from the year prior. Since then it’s held at about 19% increase in our sales tax overall and to-date this year, we’re at about a 10% increase."
One more thing to note, we’re also told the new Harbor Bridge construction is also helping Robs town’s economy as the bases, for the new Harbor Bridge are being built in that area which means even more jobs and revenue.