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News

Jul 25, 2017
Formosa Plastics Corporation Texas, in Point Comfort, is investing $5 billion into a plant expansion that will extend into Jackson County and provide about 340 jobs. The expansion will broaden the company's plastic resins product line and increase overall productivity, said Bill Harvey, company spokesman. Construction began about two and a half years ago and is scheduled to finish in late 2018.
May 25, 2017
Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of the Texas Tribune offered a thoughtful perspective on the 85th legislative session as he presented Politics, Policy, Population: Where We Are & Where We Are Going to members of the Victoria EDC at their Semi Annual Membership meeting.

Demographics

  • Two counties make up the Victoria MSA - Victoria, and Goliad counties.  
  • Victoria County is the hub for a larger 7-county area which is comprised of Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria counties, referred to as the Golden Crescent.
  • Skilled workers, an ample labor force, in-place job training programs, and a strong work ethic meet prospective companies when they enter the Victoria market. Regional employers boast that our local plants are the most productive within their corporate families.
  • Texas is a right-to-work state.  
  • Less than 2% union employment is reported in the region which draws from a population of more than 188,000 within a 60-mile radius.

Select one of the links below to view the complete demographic information for Victoria County and the surrounding region of Victoria.