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Sep 19, 2018
“This annual list recognizing North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers is designed to acknowledge the hard work of the top leaders in this field and elevate the conversation around economic development and job creation,” said Ron Kitchens, managing partner of Consultant Connect. “Each of the leaders represented on this year’s list are beyond deserving of this recognition for their efforts in building our communities.”
Aug 24, 2018
Board of Directors and Staff are proud to offer their support to Adrian Cannady as he embarks on the next chapter of his career.
May 25, 2018
The advanced ADN technology investment will further strengthen the Victoria site's position in the global market.

Major Employers

All economic indicators point to a bright future for the Victoria economy. 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.

Low union employment is reported in the Golden Crescent region which is comprised of Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca and Victoria counties. Victoria draws employees from these counties and beyond.

One of the Golden Crescent area’s greatest strengths is its diversity of industry. From education to healthcare to industry, it is by our diversity Victoria’s economy remains strong and vibrant as we attract new businesses and industry to our area.

Major Employers By Industry

Company Number of Employees Type of Business
Victoria ISD 2005 Public Education
Calhoun ISD 560 Public Education
Gonzales ISD 441 Public Education
University of Houston- Victoria 427 Higher Education
Cuero ISD 353 Public Education
Victoria College 295 Higher Education
Edna ISD 234 Public Education
Goliad ISD 197 Public Education
Industrial ISD 157 Public Education
Bloomington ISD 137 Public Education
Formosa Plastics 3048 Petrochemical/Plastics
The Inteplast Group 2288 Plastic Products
INVISTA 600+ Petrochemical
DOW- Seadrift Operations 599 Petrochemical
Caterpillar – NAHEX Victoria 575+ Heavy Excavators
Kaspar Wireworks 400 Metalworks/Plating
Boedeker Plastics 150 Plastics Products
Berry Plastics 143 Plastic 
INEOS Nitriles 129 Petrochemical
Fordyce Holdings Inc. 114 Sand & Gravel
Seadrift Coke 95 Needle Coke
LyondellBasell 72 Petrochemical
DuPont 70 Petrochemical
Health Care:
Citizens Medical Center 1059 Hospital
DeTar Healthcare System 837 Hospital
Regency Post Acute Healthcare System 609 Healthcare
Cuero Community Hospital 243 Hospital
Gonzales Healthcare System 237 Hospital
Memorial Medical Center 215 Hospital
Devereux- Victoria 175 Social Services
Twin Pines 152 Healthcare
Gulf Bend Center 144 Social Services
Performance Food Group 240 Food Distribution
New Distributing Co., Inc. 130 Fuels & Lubricants
Orion Marine Group 263 Construction/Dredging
Victoria Air Conditioning 190 Supplier
Texas Concrete Company 50 Concrete
South Texas Electric Co-op 266 Power
AEP / CPL 123 Power