Victoria is an oil, gas and petrochemical production center. Ranching and chemical plants are also important economic components. The major fields of employment in Victoria, Texas are educational services, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, chemicals and mining. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force).
The largest employers in the Victoria region:
- Formosa Plastic - Petrochemical/plastics
- Citizen's Medical Center - Hospital
- The Inteplast Group - Plastic products
- Detar Healthcare System - Hospital
- Dow-Seadrift Operations - Petrochemical
- Calhoun ISD - Education
- Victoria County
- City of Victoria - Government
- Invista - Petrochemical
- Alcoa - Aluminum
- H.E.B. - Grocery
- University of Houston-Victoria - Education
- Kasper Wireworks Metalworks/plating
- Victoria College - Education
- Berry Plastics - Plastics
- Walmart Supercenter
- Spherion - Teleservices
- King Fisher Marine - Construction/dredging
- TX Dept., of Criminal Justice - Government
- First Victoria National Bank - Financial
There are numerous popular jobs in Victoria where the majority of the workers have a college degree including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, chemical engineers, industrial engineers, financial managers, child, family and school social workers, and medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Noteworthy details regarding Victoria, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 78.0 (national average: 100). Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher: 19%. Average salary in 2009: $28,000.
Some of the associations offering assistance to Victoria businesses are shown below:
- Victoria Chamber of Commerce
- Victoria Economic Development Corporation
- Texas Economic Development Council
- Texas Association of Manufacturers
- Small Business Administration - Texas
Victoria Advocate provides details about the local business community.