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Nov 14, 2017
Jeff Klopfenstein, President of the Methionine Unit at Novus International, announced plans to expand Alimet production at a new facility thus increasing capacity and jobs, to members of the Victoria EDC at their Annual Membership meeting.
Jul 25, 2017
Formosa Plastics Corporation Texas, in Point Comfort, is investing $5 billion into a plant expansion that will extend into Jackson County and provide about 340 jobs. The expansion will broaden the company's plastic resins product line and increase overall productivity, said Bill Harvey, company spokesman. Construction began about two and a half years ago and is scheduled to finish in late 2018.
May 25, 2017
Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of the Texas Tribune offered a thoughtful perspective on the 85th legislative session as he presented Politics, Policy, Population: Where We Are & Where We Are Going to members of the Victoria EDC at their Semi Annual Membership meeting.

VEDC Board of Directors


Dan Easton, Chairman

Publisher of Victoria Advocate. Dan is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

David C. Edwards, Vice Chairman

Senior Vice President and Business Banking Manager for the Greater Texas Crossroads region at Wells Fargo Bank. David, a 34 year banking veteran, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at Texas Tech University. He currently serves as President of the Victoria Symphony Society and is a member of the Victoria County Board of Directors. He has also served as Chairman of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Bobby Jacob, Secretary

Senior Vice President of Frost Insurance specializing in commercial and business insurance for the last 25 years.  Previously in bank commercial lending for 20 years. Degreed in Finance from Texas A&M.  Prior Board Chairman of VEDC in 2000 and 2001.

Nancy Garner, Treasurer

President and Broker at Woolson Real Estate.

Jon New, Officer

President and Owner of New Distributing.

Thomas A. Schmidt, Immediate Past Chairman

President and Senior Engineer of Urban Engineering. Tom is a graduate of Texas A&M University with Master of Engineering degree in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.


William R. Blanchard
Chief Executive Officer
DeTar Healthcare System

W. Clayton Cain
Cullen, Carsner, Seerdan & Cullen, LLP

Elton Calhoun
President & Owner
Regional Steel Products, Inc.

Cally Coleman Fromme
President & Chief Executive Officer
Zarsky Lumber Company

Charmelle Garrett
City Manager
City of Victoria

David Hinds
Victoria College


Royce Moran
Regional President   
Prosperity Bank

Paul Polasek
City of Victoria

Tommy Taylor
General Manager

Don Whitaker
Chief Financial Officer
Keating Auto Group

Hon. Ben Zeller
County Judge
Victoria County Judge