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Industry Employment Dynamics, 2014 Self-Employment Profile Self-employment in Nueces County has been relatively flat over the past 15 years. Currently, over 10,000 individuals, or 6 percent of the local workforce, are self-employed. The majority of the self-employed workers are found in the oil and gas industry, but increasingly more of those individuals have worked in construction. nueces COUNTY While the economy of Nueces County is well diversified, the major employers are concentrated in a few industries: health care, and oil and gas. This reflects the relative roles of those industries in the local economy. llllllllllll llllllllllll Self-Employment Trend Self-Employment Dynamics Top 10 Businesses Business Name Industry (NAICS) Local Employees CHRISTUS Spohn Health System General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110) 4000 Bay Ltd Highway Street and Bridge Construction (237310) 2200 Driscoll Children’s Hospital General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110) 1800 Corpus Christi Medical Center General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (622110) 1600 Flint Hills Resources Petroleum Refineries (324110) 1250 CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery Petroleum Refineries (324110) 1000 Valero Bill Greehey Refinery Petroleum Refineries (324110) 824 Sam Kane Beef Processors Meat Markets (445210) 800 H&S Constructors Other Heavy Engineering Construction (237990) 600 Airgas Southwest Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (424720) 600 Source: EMSI Analyst, 2014 36 Review of South Texas Business Conditions