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  • Victoria Economic Development Corporation looks forward to providing you with the information you need to make an informed decision for your site location in Victoria, TX!
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Transportation

Often referred to as the “South Texas Crossroads”
Aptly named for its outstanding location on the convergence of several major highways, the well-planned regional transportation infrastructure offers a variety of choices including rail, waterway, and air to move raw materials, finished products, and people in and out of Victoria.

Exxon Mobil, Saudis look to create petrochemical venture in Texas

Exxon Mobil and SABIC, which have partnered for more than three decades in Saudi Arabia, are looking in Victoria as well as the Corpus Christi area, specifically San Patricio County, Exxon spokeswoman Margaret Ross said.

Victoria vies for billion-dollar Exxon project

Victoria EDC continues the mission of marketing to industry representing primary jobs. Victoria County is one of four sites being considered for a multibillion-dollar petrochemical complex proposed by Exxon Mobil Corp. and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp.

Dale Fowler

Caterpillar Brings Production of Vocational Trucks to Victoria

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas. The plant, which opened in 2012, currently produces hydraulic excavators.

KPMG Site Location Consultant, Mr. Hartley Powell at the VEDC Semi Annual Meeting

Mr. Hartley Powell, Principal of Global Expansion Services at KPMG, LLP shares his insight on why communities should invest in economic development as he speaks at the Semi Annual membership meeting of the VEDC at the Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex. As a Senior Executive with a specialization in site selection and location analysis, Mr. Powell has more than 25 years' experience in economic development, industrial development, and state/local tax incentives.

New Technology Complex Significant in Industry Recruitment, Development

Partnerships are important to successful community economic development efforts and the Victoria community has a great history of bringing the right partners together to make projects work. At the Victoria Economic Development Corporation (VEDC) we often tell our clients that while our organization does not own land or buildings, we possess many great partnerships that will help make their project a success in our community.

Caterpillar Training Begins at VC's Emerging Technology Complex

Although Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex is still weeks away from its official opening, training has already begun in the state-of-the-art Industrial Training Center at the complex.

Victoria Development Activity tops $150M in 2014

Victoria clocked more than $150 million in development in 2014, thanks in part to a drilling boom that shot Texas' oil production to the highest it has been in decades.

It's not just oil and gas playing into the city's construction figures. Demand for housing in Victoria has rocketed during the past five years, bringing a flurry of developers who are attempting to fill the void.

Planning Services Director Jared Mayfield said Victoria has seen more development in the past fiscal year - from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 - than it has in any recent history.

Victoria is a Best-Performing Small City

The Milken Institue has announced their Best-Performing Cities for 2014. The annual report cites Texas as a "jobs machine" and they rank Victoria, Texas 3rd on their index of Best-Performing Small Cities, 2014. Increased wages and strong five-year job growth pushed Victoria, Texas up the list ahead of two other top 10 Texas small cities; Midland and College Station-Bryan.

Growth at Port of Victoria

Activity at the Port of Victoria is creating an economic impact of $10 billion, officials estimate.

Leaders from the Port of Victoria presented their annual report to Victoria County commissioners Tuesday, highlighting new docks, rail expansion and other improvements as contributors to the port's success.

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Cultivating a business friendly environment

Community and regional support for business development is excellent and long-standing in Victoria. Competitive incentives including tax abatements, and training programs are designed to attract new business and industry to our community and VEDC will work to make your move to Victoria an easy one.

Victoria is home to one of Caterpiller's Manufacturing Facilities.


Workforce & Training

Victoria provides employers with a skilled labor force
With a labor pool numbering over 185,000 potential employees within a 55-mile radius, Victoria leverages The Victoria College, Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent, and Texas Vocational Schools to deliver customized training skills to a ready labor force.
 

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News

Jul 27, 2016
Exxon Mobil and SABIC, which have partnered for more than three decades in Saudi Arabia, are looking in Victoria as well as the Corpus Christi area, specifically San Patricio County, Exxon spokeswoman Margaret Ross said.
Jul 27, 2016
Victoria EDC continues the mission of marketing to industry representing primary jobs. Victoria County is one of four sites being considered for a multibillion-dollar petrochemical complex proposed by Exxon Mobil Corp. and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp.
Jul 28, 2015
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas. The plant, which opened in 2012, currently produces hydraulic excavators.