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BY THE NUMBERS 2014 Change from 2001 Establishments 57 43% Employees per Business 13 +6.1 100 122% Self-Employment –Male 76% –Female 24% Diversity (Percentile) –Industry 1 –Occupation 1 Business Establishments, 2014 Business Profile McMU McMullen County has 753 residents. As for its neighboring communities, the county has been impacted to a great extent by the shale oil boom in South Texas. While nearly one quarter of its 57 local businesses are in the agricultural sector, the county’s economy is dominated by the construction, retail trade, and oil and gas industries in terms of sales. Businesses by Industry, 2014 COU NTY Sales by Industry ($ mil), 2013 LLEN The single construction firm in McMullen County generates more than half of the county’s annual sales volume. Retail trade businesses together account for nearly 30 percent of that county’s sales activity, and oil and gas firms account for another 17 percent. With a limited number of business firms, the county is ranked low in both industry and occupation diversity relative to other U.S. counties. Retail trade businesses together account for nearly 30% of that county’s sales activity, and oil and gas firms account for another 17%. Review of South Texas Business Conditions 33 llllllllllll llllllllllll