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May 07, 2020

The Texas Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas has provided Guidelines and Open Texas Checklists to help safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State. All Texans are called on to act responsibly while helping protect our most vulnerable neighbors. 

Apr 20, 2020
VEDC is partnering with Corpus Christi's Regional EDC to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our local business community. We are participating in an impact analysis project as a member of the COVID-19 Business Resources Working Group that is conducting a series of local business surveys.
Apr 14, 2020
Governor Greg Abbott announced that Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, along with other community development financial institutions (CDFIs), are partnering to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses in Texas that have been affected by COVID-19 as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Golden Crescent Workforce Area Employment Figures

Golden Crescent Employment by County - May 2020
Victoria County
Labor Force 39,887
Employment 34,754
Unemployment 5,133
Rate 12.9%
Calhoun County
Labor Force 11,303
Employment 10,330
Unemployment 973
Rate 8.6%
Dewitt County
Labor Force 9,103
Employment 8,335
Unemployment 768
Rate 8.4%
Goliad County
Labor Force 2,987
Employment 2,660
Unemployment 327
Rate 10.9%
Gonzales County
Labor Force 8,801
Employment 8,025
Unemployment 776
Rate  8.8%
Jackson County
Labor Force 6,917
Employment 6,358
Unemployment 559
Rate  8.1%
Lavaca County
Labor Force 7,576
Employment 6,964
Unemployment 612
Rate  8.1%