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Nov 14, 2017
Jeff Klopfenstein, President of the Methionine Unit at Novus International, announced plans to expand Alimet production at a new facility thus increasing capacity and jobs, to members of the Victoria EDC at their Annual Membership meeting.
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.

Golden Crescent Workforce Area Employment Figures

Golden Crescent Employment by County - August 2017
Victoria County
Labor Force 43,599
Employment 41,581
Unemployment 2,018
Rate 4.6%
Calhoun County
Labor Force 10,552
Employment 9,913
Unemployment 639
Rate 6.1%
Dewitt County
Labor Force 9,132
Employment 8,760
Unemployment 372
Rate 4.1%
Goliad County
Labor Force 3,281
Employment 3,131
Unemployment 150
Rate 4.6%
Gonzales County
Labor Force 9,264
Employment 8,968
Unemployment 296
Rate  3.2%
Jackson County
Labor Force 7,334
Employment 7,042
Unemployment 292
Rate  4.0%
Lavaca County
Labor Force 8,561
Employment 8,269
Unemployment 292
Rate  3.4%