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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.

Location

Victoria, Texas, is located 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is within a two-hour drive of Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Victoria is a regional hub for a seven county area and serves a retail trade area of over 250,000 people.

Known as the South Texas Crossroads, Victoria is located at the intersection of three major U. S. highways.

U. S. Highway 59 (future I-69) is a four-lane divided interstate quality highway extending southwest to Laredo and northeast to Houston where it meets I-10 and I-45.

U. S. Highway 77 travels north from Victoria to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex intersecting I-10, I-35, and I-37. U. S. 77 travels south via a four-lane divided highway to the Rio Grande Valley.

U. S. Highway 87 travels northeast connecting Victoria to San Antonio providing access to I-35. U. S. 87 also connects with Port Lavaca to the southeast.

The regional seven-county area known as the Golden Crescent includes Victoria, Calhoun, Dewitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, and Lavaca counties.

Victoria is a regional transportation hub for the surrounding counties with local access to major large and small freight carriers, Victoria Regional Airport, railway terminals, the shallow draft Port of Victoria, and the deep water Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort.

Distances to Major Cities


City Distance From/To Victoria
Atlanta 929
Austin 123
Chicago 1,299
Corpus Christi 93
Dallas 295
Denver 1,087
Houston 122
Jackson, MS 565
Memphis 713
New Orleans 466
Mexico City, MX 928
Monterrey, MX 337
Oklahoma City 526
San Antonio 114
Toronto, CAN 2,025
Washington DC 1,893

 

Climate in Victoria


Victoria County Land area: 889 square miles
City of Victoria area: 32.78 square miles
Region of Country: Southwest
Altitude / Elevation: 115 feet
Average daily temperature 70.1°
Average high temperature during hottest month; August 95°
Average low temperature during coolest month; January 43°
Average annual rain 34 inches
Annual snowfall 0.0 inches
Earthquake index 0.0