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Dec 17, 2019
Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, today announced that it will permanently close its Point Comfort alumina refinery in Texas.
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.

Golden Crescent Workforce Area Employment Figures

Golden Crescent Employment by County - November 2019
Victoria County
Labor Force 43,381
Employment 41,858
Unemployment 1,523
Rate 3.5%
Calhoun County
Labor Force 12,459
Employment 12,054
Unemployment 405
Rate 3.3%
Dewitt County
Labor Force 9,595
Employment 9,334
Unemployment 261
Rate 2.7%
Goliad County
Labor Force 3,298
Employment 3,182
Unemployment 116
Rate 3.5%
Gonzales County
Labor Force 9,506
Employment 9,250
Unemployment 256
Rate  2.7%
Jackson County
Labor Force 7,436
Employment 7,211
Unemployment 225
Rate  3.0%
Lavaca County
Labor Force 8,575
Employment 8,331
Unemployment 244
Rate  2.8%