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Kleberg County Kleberg county stands out from the rest of the Coastal Bend with its large military workforce. In addition to more than 1,000 military personnel, Naval Air Station Kingsville—the county’s primary military installation—employs another 1,000 or so civilians. Most privatesector industries are service-oriented, including health care, retail trade, and accommodation and food services. Nearly one in five local employees work in the health care sector. With more than 700 employees, Christus Spohn Kleberg is the county’s largest health care provider. Employment Growth 2012-13 by Industry Government Other Services (except Public Admin) Accommodation & Food Services Arts & Recreation Health Care & Social Assistance Educational Services (Private) Administrative & Support Management of Businesses Professional & Scientific Services Real Estate & Rental Finance & Insu