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PUBLIC SECTOR Corpus Christi earns the 11th place in ROI for education, and 26th in ROI for police. However, its 55th place for spending on parks and recreation is less impressive than that for San Antonio, which ranks 11th in this spending category. Best Run Cities (Rankings) 6 7 Corpus Christi San Antonio . . . governments in South Texas have proven to be relatively efficient. Source: WalletHub. ROI for Police Spending (Rankings) 26 24 Corpus Christi San Antonio Source: WalletHub. Annual Review of South Texas Economy SOUTH TEXAS CITIES BY THE RANKINGS Efficiency in the public sector plays a role in a community’s long-term economic development. The local governments in South Texas have proven to be relatively efficient. WalletHub evaluates how cities are run by calculating the return on investment (ROI) for three types of public expenditure: education, police, and parks and recreation. This survey of 108 cities includes Corpus Christi and San Antonio, which are ranked, respectively, the sixth and seventh best run American cities. 27