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News

Apr 02, 2020
VEDC is partnering with Corpus Christi's Regional EDC to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our local business community. We are participating in an impact analysis project as a member of the COVID-19 Business Resources Working Group that is conducting a series of local business surveys.
Mar 28, 2020
Individuals, small businesses, big corporations, hospitals and public health, federal safety net, state and local governments, and education are the six main groups that would see the largest impact from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act passed in the House and Senate.
Mar 21, 2020
VEDC directs you to available local, state, and federal resources.

VEDC Staff

The VEDC has a staff of three dedicated full-time employees to conduct economic development activities.


President

D. Dale Fowler, CEcD
dalefowler@victoriaedc.com

Dale brings more than 34 years’ experience of customer service in economic and community development, including 17 years at American Electric Power to his position of President of the Victoria Economic Development Corporation.  He is a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in business and marketing. Dale lends his leadership skills to the Texas Economic Development Council where he serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. His extensive background in the utilities market allows him to provide valuable insight to prospective and current businesses. Dale maintains a quick pulse on the local and state governments, keeping abreast of the climate for business development.


Operations Director

Sharon H. Barnard
sharonbarnard@victoriaedc.com

Sharon has more than 19 years of non-profit leadership experience including ten years at the Victoria Economic Development Corporation as Operations Director. Her service-minded attitude reflects the business friendly environment of VEDC, and her in-depth knowledge of community assets and attention to detail compliment her discernment for economic development. Sharon is a native Victorian, and is eager to assist prospective industry business leaders with the tools they need to find the right formula for success in our community.


Office Manager

Danielle Alvarez
daniellealvarez@victoriaedc.com

Danielle joined the Victoria Economic Development Corporation team in April 2018 when she confidently stepped into the role of Office Manager bringing with her a background in accounting and customer service. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. As a native Victorian, Danielle conveys a strong sense of community as she communicates Victoria’s story to industry leaders, and coordinates a cohesive vision for the Corporation’s members to successfully execute the strategic plan and meet the goals of VEDC.