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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.

Skills Development Grant For Job Training

Skills Development Fund grants can cover tuition, curriculum development, instructor fees and training materials.
 
The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier job–training program providing training dollars for Texas businesses and workers.   The program is designed to assist businesses throughout the state by providing industry specific training taught on the main campus’ and on-site.  Administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public Community and Technical colleges, Local Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.
 
The Victoria College has successfully received Skills Development Grants totaling $9.1 million, which has provided 294,239 training hours for 5,309 employees.  The Victoria College is an open admissions two-year community college offering freshman and sophomore academic transfer courses, and a variety of one- and two-year technical training programs.