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BY THE NUMBERS Establishments Employees per Business Self-Employment 2014 Change from 2001 610 7% 21 +4.7 833 0% –Male 67% –Female 33% Diversity (Percentile) –Industry 31 –Occupation 66 Business Profile Business Establishments, 2014 Bee county has about 33,000 residents. It is one of the 24 counties of the Eagle Ford Shale production zone. The county has over 600 businesses, after a dramatic increase in 2012 with the onset of a boom in oil and gas exploration. Sales by Industry ($ mil), 2013 Businesses by Industry, 2014 Review of South Texas Business Conditions BEE COU NTY Retail trade is the most popular business in Bee County, followed by accommodation and food services, and other services. Retail stores together generate the largest sales volume in the county. The individual manufacturing and oil and gas extraction firms are relatively large in terms of sales. Relative to the rest of the nation, the local industries are rather concentrated, especially in oil and gas production, but the types of jobs are rather diversified. 19 llllllllllll llllllllllll