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News

May 07, 2020

The Texas Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas has provided Guidelines and Open Texas Checklists to help safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State. All Texans are called on to act responsibly while helping protect our most vulnerable neighbors. 

Apr 20, 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.
Apr 14, 2020
Governor Greg Abbott announced that Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, along with other community development financial institutions (CDFIs), are partnering to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses in Texas that have been affected by COVID-19 as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Demographics

  • Two counties make up the Victoria MSA - Victoria, and Goliad counties.  
  • Victoria County is the hub for a larger 7-county area which is comprised of Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria counties, referred to as the Golden Crescent.
  • 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.
  • Texas is a right-to-work state.  
  • Less than 2% union employment is reported in the region which draws from a population of more than 188,000 within a 60-mile radius.

Select one of the links below to view the complete demographic information for Victoria County and the surrounding region of Victoria.