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Oct 18, 2019
VEDC President Dale Fowler will lead the state association of economic development professionals as Chairman of the Texas Economic Development Council's Board of Directors in 2020.
Jul 02, 2019
The company is one of fewer than 10 companies in the U.S. and Canada that have an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion-Resistant Equipment Certification and they recently shipped two newly fabricated 21½-foot fiberglass containers from the Port of Victoria, confirming the local manufacturer has not only returned but surpassed previous production milestones.
Jun 26, 2019
Tony Schum, a Vice President in Duff and Phelps' Site Selection and Incentive Advisory practice provides a glimpse at the trends currently taking place in economic development and how the Victoria community is prepared to compete for new business investments.

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
Education:
Victoria ISD 2000 Public Education
Calhoun ISD 572 Public Education
Gonzales ISD 441 Public Education
University of Houston- Victoria 407 Higher Education
Cuero ISD 350 Public Education
Victoria College 283 Higher Education
Edna ISD 212 Public Education
Goliad ISD 197 Public Education
Industrial ISD 150 Public Education
Bloomington ISD 145 Public Education
     
Manufacturing:
Formosa Plastics 3048 Petrochemical/Plastics
The Inteplast Group 1179 Plastic Products
INVISTA 600+ Petrochemical
DOW- Seadrift Operations 611 Petrochemical
Caterpillar – NAHEX Victoria 600+ Heavy Excavators
Kaspar Wireworks 440 Metalworks/Plating
Boedeker Plastics 146 Plastics Products
Berry Plastics 162 Plastic 
INEOS Nitriles 132 Petrochemical
Fordyce Holdings Inc. 96 Sand & Gravel
Seadrift Coke 102 Needle Coke
LyondellBasell 72 Petrochemical
     
Health Care:
Citizens Medical Center 936 Hospital
DeTar Healthcare System 950 Hospital
Regency Post Acute Healthcare System 600 Healthcare
Gonzales Healthcare System 234 Hospital
Memorial Medical Center 204 Hospital
Devereux- Victoria 163 Social Services
Twin Pines 147 Healthcare
Gulf Bend Center 139 Social Services
     
Distribution:
Performance Food Group 250 Food Distribution
New Distributing Co., Inc. 142 Fuels & Lubricants
     
Construction:
Victoria Air Conditioning 155 Supplier
Texas Concrete Company 44 Concrete
     
Utility:
South Texas Electric Co-op 260 Power
AEP / CPL 130 Power