Salute To Southeast Texas Workforce Month

02/06/2024 - Orange County EDC kicks off Salute to Southeast Texas Workforce Month! This initiative highlights the many organizations and activities that provide workforce related resources, training, education, or opportunities which benefits the county's goal of hiring and retaining local labor. Developing a skilled workforce for the future is so important... read more

CHRISTUS Hospital Orange held ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate upcoming opening

01/31/2024 - ORANGE, Texas — The Orange community will soon have a brand new hospital to serve their needs. Tuesday was the ribbon cutting ceremony was held by CHRISTUS Southeast Texas to celebrate the new facility. The state of the art hospital is located off of I10 on the 20-acre... read more

TEDC Honors Orange County Economic Development Corp with CEDA Award

10/12/2023 - News Release Texas Economic Development Council       For more information contact: Mr. Carlton Schwab President/CEO Texas Economic Development Council (512) 480-8432 For Release October 12, 2023 TEDC Honors Cities with Community Economic Development Awards The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) has announced the recipients of its annual... read more

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

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