Local Company Planning Big Investment

08/11/2020 - Cloeren Incorporated of Orange is planning an investment of $5.55 million and is asking the Orange City Council to nominate it as an Enterprise Zone to the office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism. The Enterprise Zone designation qualifies the company to seek state economic development incentives. The application says... read more

Hotel Occupancy Tax Applications Now Available

08/11/2020 - Orange County, Texas (August 10, 2020)—The Orange County Hotel/Motel Tax committee has released applications for non-profit entities within Orange County to apply for a portion of the County’s Hotel/Motel Tax funds.  Any 501(C) organization in Orange County that attracts visitors to Orange County Texas can... read more

SBA Disaster Recovery Assistance- Informational Webinars

03/17/2020 - The SBA Houston District Office as we provide the latest information from SBA to help small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus. We will give information on how to apply and where you can get additional help with preparing and applying for an SBA Economic... read more


03/11/2020 - The [Orange city] council unanimously approved a 25-year lease extension for the proposed new Boardwalk Grille by Jake Lemoine. The agreement has the city leasing riverfront property to Lemoine until 2045. He plans to build a $1 million restaurant on city-owned land along the downtown boardwalk. The lease extension was needed to... read more

Orange council OKs Chevron incentive

02/28/2020 - ORANGE — The city of Orange officially has taken the baton from Orange County in signaling the area is ready for big things. The City Council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved its own incentive agreement with Chevron Phillips Chemical for a potential $5.6 billion investment the company has considered bringing to... read more

Orange Co. reveals more details about potential plant

02/18/2020 - The Orange County Commissioners Court had a mantra at Tuesday meeting: The county is open for business, a message the commissioners hoped to send clearly when they unanimously approved a 10-year, 100% tax abatement for a proposed investment from Chevron Phillips Chemical. After the governing body took the vote — adding... read more

EDC Hires Business Development Manager

01/13/2020 - Orange County, Texas (January, 13th)—The Orange County Economic Development Corporation announces the hiring of Megan Romero as its Business Development Manager. Megan comes to the EDC from Albanese Cormier Holdings, a progressive commercial real estate company, where she has been responsible for property management of Edison Plaza in... read more

Orange County EDC Hiring Business Development Manager

11/08/2019 - Orange County, Texas (November 8, 2019)—The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has posted a solicitation of employment for the hiring of a Business Development Manager. Under supervision of the Executive Director, the Business Development Manager is responsible for professional and complex administrative functions in support of economic development for Orange... read more


10/21/2019 - The federal Small Business Administration is now set up at the Orange County Expo Center to help people affected by Imelda get low-interest disaster loans for recovery projects. Representatives will be at the center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Elizabeth Vargas, SBA... read more

WOS High School offers classes of which you may not be aware

10/21/2019 - Most of our community is aware of recent athletic facility upgrades at West Orange-Stark High School. In prior columns, I have also shared technology upgrades that directly benefit our students and teachers. However, you may not be aware that many new college and career pathways have also been added for... read more

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