Trade and vocational schools provide valuable education for those wanting to enter numerous non-professional lines of work. States give these types of post-secondary non-degree programs special review and licensing. Additionally, local governments sometimes also regulate educational facilities in their jurisdictions.
Like most Texas cities, Corpus Christi doesn’t have a general business license or too many regulations in general. The city and Nueces County mostly care about public and environmental health. Most licensing and regulation take place at the state level. However business such as restaurants, bars, food trucks and others that sell food, alcohol or tobacco must make sure they get the correct local regulatory licenses. Corpus Christi's position at the tip of Texas makes it an ideal port location. That's why it remains the nation's 5th busiest seaport. Additionally, the city's economy has services, wholesale and retail sectors.