Local First in the News

06/05/2023 - Read the Full Story Here   ORANGE, Texas - Golden Triangle Polymers Company LLC, a joint venture owned by Chevron Phillips Chemical and an indirect subsidiary of QatarEnergy, announced today $400,000 in donations to create a community economic and workforce development program called Local First.   Through the Local First... read more


05/04/2023 - (ORANGE, TX) – Lamar State College Orange and local industry partners announced a partnership today to create a chapter of the national Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education Program (FAME). The Golden Triangle FAME Chapter will allow students to achieve a specialized education in the skills needed for rapidly... read more

Chevron Phillips, QatarEnergy announce $8.5 billion investment in Orange, Texas

11/17/2022 - Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC and QatarEnergy announced today that they are proceeding with the construction of an $8.5 billion integrated polymers facility in Orange, Texas, expected to create more than 500 full-time jobs and approximately 4,500 construction jobs and generate an estimated $50 billion for the community in residual economic impacts.  The... read more

County projects in works top $16 billion

06/01/2022 - When a possible $6 billion Chevron-Phillips Chemical ethylene plant was first introduced to Orange County headlines in January of 2019, everyone agreed it was a big deal. That single investment, it was noted by someone who knows, would be equal the rest of the county's industrial plant values all put together. ... read more

Orange County Economic Development Corporation Releases Industry Growth Strategy

03/22/2022 - Orange County, Texas (March 22, 2022) – The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has released its Industry Growth Strategy in partnership with VisionFirst Advisors and Foremost Quality Logistics. The strategy targets the recruitment and expansion of the logistics distribution and warehouse industries but also provides valuable resources to promote all sectors of... read more

Public meetings coming on OC levee

03/17/2022 - Planning and design work is moving along steadily for the Orange County end of the federal Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Orange County and the Orange County Drainage District will host three public outreach meetings in late April... read more

Orange County, in partnership, plans next steps for broadband connectivity

02/08/2022 - Orange County, Texas (February 8, 2022) – Orange County and the Orange County Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission and Connected Nation Texas, is deploying an initiative to expand and improve broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Orange County. This broadband initiative will be for... read more

Five years after hospital closure, Orange to get new medical facility

01/28/2022 - CHRISTUS Southeast Texas and NexCore Group, a medical facility development company, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Phase 1 of the Gisela Houseman Medical Campus (GHMC) in Orange on Jan. 24. Community stakeholders, elected officials and local physicians were on hand to celebrate the facility that has been a long... read more

NexCore Group and CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System to develop Gisela Houseman Medical Campus, bringing vital healthcare services to Orange, Texas

01/14/2022 - NexCore Group, a national healthcare, life sciences and seniors housing real estate developer, and CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System today announced their plans to begin the initial development phase of the Gisela Houseman Medical Campus (GHMC). Phase I will be a two-story, 55,000-square-foot medical office building (MOB) in Orange. ... read more


01/14/2022 - 2021 is now ending with some of the best Orange County news in recent years. The New Gisela Houseman Medical Campus, including a 24/7 emergency room and hospital, is being developed by NexCore and Christus Southeast Texas Health System. The complex will be on the Eagle Point Development off Interstate 10 and Highway 62. ... read more

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