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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.
Dec 17, 2019
Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, today announced that it will permanently close its Point Comfort alumina refinery in Texas.

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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.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn talks Shared Workforce Training

During a visit to the Caterpillar North American Hydraulic Excavator facility in Victoria, Senator John Cornyn recognized the efforts of Victoria College, Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent and the community to forge partnerships for successful industry development.

Salem Crossing Subdivision to Bring 162 More Homes to Victoria

Homes from 1,600 square feet to 4,000 square feet offer owners options near Loop 463 and Salem road.

Homebuilder Plans Upscale Victoria County Subdivision

The Escalera Ranch 1833 subdivision will give residents options of 1 to 5 acre lots on a 119-acre development.

Developer announces 1,175-home project

The new development in Victoria will be very similiar to Pine Mills Ranch, a master-planned community in Katy featuring a spray park, pool, walking trails and picnic pavilions.

Retail study shows $1.1 billion gap in Victoria business

Victoria officials are studying the science of shopping - who buys what and why. Victoria has room for two major improvements: big box clothing retailers and casual, sit-down dining.

Groundbreaking set for VC’s Emerging Technology Center

Community and college leaders will gather Tuesday morning for the groundbreaking of VC’s Emerging Technology Center.

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