AQUA BOOK 2014 II - Page 24

Industry Employment Dynamics, 2014 Self-Employment Unlike other counties in the Coastal Bend, the level of self-employment in Brooks county has been relatively steady in the last decade. About one in ten workers in this county are self-employed. The majority of them work in the oil and gas industry, and increasingly more of them are in educational services and business administration. BROOKS COUNTY Most businesses in Brooks County are relatively small. The Christus Spohn Family Health Center is the largest employer. Other major businesses also belong to the service sector. llllllllllll llllllllllll Self-Employment Trend Self-Employment Dynamics About one in ten workers in this county are self-employed. Top 10 Businesses Business Name Industry (NAICS) Christus Spohn Family Health Center General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110) 50 Bargain World Discount Department Stores (452112) 41 Burger King Limited-Service Restaurants (722211) 41 The First National Bank Falfurrias Commercial Banking (522110) 36 H-E-B Foods Supermarkets and Other Grocery Stores (445110) 35 Pictureme Portrait Studio Photography Studios, Portrait (541921) 35 R & R Fencing Home Centers (444110) 30 Falfurrias Nursing And Rehab Nursing Care Facilities (623110) 30 McDonald’s Limited-Service Restaurants (722211)