The "Body of Christ" – that’s the translation for the Latin word "Corpus Christi" that was used to name this coastal city founded in 1839, initially as a trading post and supplies depot owned by Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney, selling various items sold to the nearby Mexican revolutionary camp. The port was later incorporated by the United States in 1852, later to become a major city with diverse ethnicities and sub-cultures of cowboys, surfers, workers and professionals in the oil and energy industry.
Corpus Christi enjoys a low unemployment rate, with a local economy evolving around the tourism, oil, petrochemicals and power industries. The port, the 6th largest in the United States, is a hub for agricultural and oil products. Thousands of visitors flock to this coastal city to enjoy the miles of beaches, boating and fishing activities, as well as visits to various attractions including the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina, the Heritage Park and Cultural Center, the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lexington, the Texas State Aquarium, the Padre Island National Seashore and a host of other attractions in the Texas Gulf Coast.
The largest city in the Texas Coast, Corpus Christi is an ideal residential and small business destination of choice where homeowners, entrepreneurs and business owners enjoy significant savings from their power to choose their preferred retail Corpus Christi electricity provider. Existing and new residents as well as business owners wanting to set up shop in this bustling coastal city can benefit from their free option to choose among the various retail electric providers competing in an energy deregulated market.
These retail electric providers not only provide home and business owners their energy choice options but many provide a variety of payment plans, incentives, special offers, and additional home services which include support services for phone, internet, cable, satellite TV and home security. Energy deregulation helped make these companies evolved into truly one-stop-shop service providers – for the benefit of the people of Corpus Christi.