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Sep 19, 2018
“This annual list recognizing North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers is designed to acknowledge the hard work of the top leaders in this field and elevate the conversation around economic development and job creation,” said Ron Kitchens, managing partner of Consultant Connect. “Each of the leaders represented on this year’s list are beyond deserving of this recognition for their efforts in building our communities.”
Aug 24, 2018
Board of Directors and Staff are proud to offer their support to Adrian Cannady as he embarks on the next chapter of his career.
May 25, 2018
The advanced ADN technology investment will further strengthen the Victoria site's position in the global market.

Location

Victoria, Texas, is located 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is within a two-hour drive of Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Victoria is a regional hub for a seven county area and serves a retail trade area of over 250,000 people.

Known as the South Texas Crossroads, Victoria is located at the intersection of three major U. S. highways.

U. S. Highway 59 (future I-69) is a four-lane divided interstate quality highway extending southwest to Laredo and northeast to Houston where it meets I-10 and I-45.

U. S. Highway 77 travels north from Victoria to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex intersecting I-10, I-35, and I-37. U. S. 77 travels south via a four-lane divided highway to the Rio Grande Valley.

U. S. Highway 87 travels northeast connecting Victoria to San Antonio providing access to I-35. U. S. 87 also connects with Port Lavaca to the southeast.

The regional seven-county area known as the Golden Crescent includes Victoria, Calhoun, Dewitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, and Lavaca counties.

Victoria is a regional transportation hub for the surrounding counties with local access to major large and small freight carriers, Victoria Regional Airport, railway terminals, the shallow draft Port of Victoria, and the deep water Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort.

Distances to Major Cities


City Distance From/To Victoria
Atlanta 929
Austin 123
Chicago 1,299
Corpus Christi 93
Dallas 295
Denver 1,087
Houston 122
Jackson, MS 565
Memphis 713
New Orleans 466
Mexico City, MX 928
Monterrey, MX 337
Oklahoma City 526
San Antonio 114
Toronto, CAN 2,025
Washington DC 1,893

 

Climate in Victoria


Victoria County Land area: 889 square miles
City of Victoria area: 32.78 square miles
Region of Country: Southwest
Altitude / Elevation: 115 feet
Average daily temperature 70.1°
Average high temperature during hottest month; August 95°
Average low temperature during coolest month; January 43°
Average annual rain 34 inches
Annual snowfall 0.0 inches
Earthquake index 0.0