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Oct 18, 2019
VEDC President Dale Fowler will lead the state association of economic development professionals as Chairman of the Texas Economic Development Council's Board of Directors in 2020.
Jul 02, 2019
The company is one of fewer than 10 companies in the U.S. and Canada that have an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion-Resistant Equipment Certification and they recently shipped two newly fabricated 21½-foot fiberglass containers from the Port of Victoria, confirming the local manufacturer has not only returned but surpassed previous production milestones.
Jun 26, 2019
Tony Schum, a Vice President in Duff and Phelps' Site Selection and Incentive Advisory practice provides a glimpse at the trends currently taking place in economic development and how the Victoria community is prepared to compete for new business investments.

Golden Crescent Workforce Area Employment Figures

Golden Crescent Employment by County - September 2019
Victoria County
Labor Force 42,844
Employment 41,464
Unemployment 1,420
Rate 3.3%
Calhoun County
Labor Force 12,345
Employment 11,977
Unemployment 368
Rate 3.0%
Dewitt County
Labor Force 9,775
Employment 9,527
Unemployment 248
Rate 2.5%
Goliad County
Labor Force 3,259
Employment 3,159
Unemployment 100
Rate 3.1%
Gonzales County
Labor Force 9,760
Employment 9,515
Unemployment 245
Rate  2.5%
Jackson County
Labor Force 7,415
Employment 7,200
Unemployment 215
Rate  2.9%
Lavaca County
Labor Force 8,991
Employment 8,742
Unemployment 249
Rate  2.8%