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Sep 24, 2020
New Pipeline will connect the Eagle Ford Basin directly to the Port of Calhoun, creating more than 1000 new Texas jobs and increasing Texas oil exports.
Sep 15, 2020
Victoria EDC has partnered with economic development professionals in the region to conduct an impact analysis project as a member of the COVID-19 Business Resources Working Group. The results of the surveys will provide our legislators and local elected officials valuable information as they work to help our community and state recover.
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. 

VEDC Staff

The VEDC has a staff of three dedicated full-time employees to conduct economic development activities.


President

D. Dale Fowler, CEcD
dalefowler@victoriaedc.com

Dale brings more than 34 years’ experience of customer service in economic and community development, including 17 years at American Electric Power to his position of President of the Victoria Economic Development Corporation.  He is a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in business and marketing. Dale lends his leadership skills to the Texas Economic Development Council where he serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. His extensive background in the utilities market allows him to provide valuable insight to prospective and current businesses. Dale maintains a quick pulse on the local and state governments, keeping abreast of the climate for business development.


Operations Director

Sharon H. Barnard
sharonbarnard@victoriaedc.com

Sharon has more than 20 years of non-profit leadership experience including twelve years at the Victoria Economic Development Corporation as Operations Director. Her service-minded attitude reflects the business friendly environment of VEDC, and her in-depth knowledge of community assets and attention to detail compliment her discernment for economic development. Sharon is a native Victorian, and is eager to assist prospective industry business leaders with the tools they need to find the right formula for success in our community.


Office Manager

Danielle Alvarez
daniellealvarez@victoriaedc.com

Danielle joined the Victoria Economic Development Corporation team in April 2018 when she confidently stepped into the role of Office Manager bringing with her a background in accounting and customer service. She completed an MBA in Economic Development and a BBA in Accounting from UH-V. As a native Victorian, Danielle conveys a strong sense of community as she communicates Victoria’s story to industry leaders, and coordinates a cohesive vision for the Corporation’s members to successfully execute the strategic plan and meet the goals of VEDC.