About Victoria, TX


Victoria, Texas, known as the South Texas Crossroads, is one of the oldest cities in Texas. Highway 77, 87 and 59 (the future I-69) all intersect in Victoria. With a population of nearing 90,000 and a retail trade area of over 250,000, Victoria is a cultural, historic and economic hub for the surrounding seven counties.

Victoria truly has it all! An outstanding location in the crossroads of several major Texas highways, a close proximity to a variety of transportation and shipping options and an outstanding workforce that values the satisfaction of a job well done are but a few of the qualities Victoria has to offer!

We encourage you to take some time and learn more about what Victoria has to offer you and your business.

Labor Force

Victoria has become the location preferred by primary employers. With that designation has come a highly-trained, well skilled work force. Victoria has a labor pool reaching over 185,000 potential employees within a 75-mile radius that spans seven counties. This number is projected to grow over the coming decade.

  • Texas is a Right-to-Work state.
  • Low union profile in the manufacturing sector.
  • Texas has instituted major reforms in worker’s compensation, lowering employer’s costs substantially over the past several years.

The Victoria College, University of Houston-Victoria, the Tech Prep Partnership, and Texas Vocational School graduates thousands of students each year that can provide a labor force reinforced with customized training skills. Texas has more than $250 million in federal funds available annually for training services to disadvantaged, unskilled and dislocated workers. The Texas sponsored Skills Development Fund is administered locally through Texas Workforce Solutions of the Golden Crescent.

Economic Indicators

Projected RGP of Leading Sectors by 2011
Sector Workers % Total Jobs Total RGP
Services 18,900 33.27% $803.485M
Trade 9,700 17.08% $798.051M
Govmt. 9,600 16.90% $417.749M
Source: The Perryman Group, 2007
Five year outlook for the Victoria MSA is very positive with broad-based growth and expansion.
Sales Tax Receipts City of Victoria Victoria County
2004 $15,285,260 $5,546,860
2005 $16,590,071 $5,883,458
2006 $18,696,715 $6,918,442
2007 $19,615,179 $7,179,370
2008 $20,654,636 $7,584,672
Source: Texas State Comptroller
Retail Sales
Calhoun County Jackson County Victoria County
Entertainment $20,934 $13,785 $88,989
Food & Beverage $58,476 $38,682 $245,883
Furniture $4,403 $2,911 $18,922
Housewares / Small Appliances $8,220 $5,438 $35,372
Major Appliances $1,922 $1,265 $8,109
New Car Purchased $8,725 $5,762 $37,449
New Truck Purchased $10,323 $6,818 $44,323
Source: 2009 Sites on Texas (Figures shown in thousands)

Major Employers

Victoria ISD 2100 Education
Formosa Plastic 1500 Petrochemical/Plastics
Citizen’s Medical Center 1382 Hospital
The Inteplast Group 1200 Plastic Products
DeTar Healthcare System 1014 Hospital
Dow-Seadrift Operations 700 Petrochemical
Calhoun ISD 654 Education
Victoria County 620 Government
City of Victoria 609 Government
Invista 600 Petrochemical
H.E.B. 579 Grocery

Source: Victoria Economic Development Corporation