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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.

Skills Development Grant For Job Training

Skills Development Fund grants can cover tuition, curriculum development, instructor fees and training materials.
 
The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier job–training program providing training dollars for Texas businesses and workers.   The program is designed to assist businesses throughout the state by providing industry specific training taught on the main campus’ and on-site.  Administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public Community and Technical colleges, Local Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.
 
The Victoria College has successfully received Skills Development Grants totaling $9.1 million, which has provided 294,239 training hours for 5,309 employees.  The Victoria College is an open admissions two-year community college offering freshman and sophomore academic transfer courses, and a variety of one- and two-year technical training programs.