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SBA OPERATING FROM EXPO

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


Orange County Economic Development Corporation Launches New Website

10/07/2019 - Orange County, Texas (October 7, 2019) The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has launched a new version of their website, www.orangecountyedc.com. The new site features a modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to information allowing visitors to make informed decisions about Orange County and our economy. The improved site... read more


West Orange To Receive $5 Million From EDA To Support Wastewater Treatment Plant

10/02/2019 - WEST ORANGE, TX - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $48 million in the state of Texas to help it prepare for natural disasters and promote economic resiliency and business growth. The EDA grants, some of... read more


Orange County, Texas approves step toward tax abatement for Chevron Phillips Chemical’s $8 billion investment

09/06/2019 - Orange County can now begin official negotiations for a tax abatement agreement with Chevron Phillips for a possible future plant near the Orange County Airport — the first time the county has been able to publicly acknowledge the company is looking at the site. County commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously... read more


Orange County Economic Development Corporation and Orange County Independent School Districts Partner in Texas21 Career Pathways Initiative

08/09/2019 - Orange, TX (August 22, 2018) – Orange County Economic Development Corporation has announced that Junior High and Middle School campuses throughout Orange County are working together to ensure our graduates are prepared for career opportunities in our area. The “Texas Opportunity Zone” is a regional workforce development initiative that has... read more


Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners Commits to Invest $150M in Orange County Terminal

02/28/2018 - Orange County, Texas – Jefferson Energy Terminal was founded in 2012 to meet the needs of the Gulf Coast Refining market. The vision was to connect the abundant North American crude production to the U.S. Gulf Coast and beyond. The Jefferson Energy terminal became operational in the Fall of 2013.... read more


International Paper Awards Foundation Grants For Harvey Recovery

12/28/2017 - International Paper Orange Container board Mill has awarded $50,000 in foundation grants to local community organizations. Grants were awarded by the IP Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee. “We feel privileged to be able to assist our local non-profits and organizations in their efforts to serve this community,” said Ed Barr,... read more


Savage Inland Marine Locates In Orange County

02/27/2017 - After more than a year of opposition from a local preservation group and the Orange County Commissioner’s Court, Savage Inland Marine has received the lease for a barge-fleeting operation in the Neches River, the Texas General Land Office confirmed on Wednesday. The lease allows Savage Inland Marine, a... read more