$37.4 million capital investment coming to Lamar Orange

12/03/2021 - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 52 into law, officially granting Lamar State College Orange more than $37.4 million to construct a new academic building on its campus, according to a LSCO news release. “We couldn’t be more grateful to Governor Abbott, our own State Representative and Speaker... read more

Global Extrusion Tooling Leader, Cloeren Inc., Donates $500,000 to Build Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Maintenance, or “Mechatronics” Program at LSCO

12/03/2021 - Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) announced Monday that Cloeren Incorporated (“Cloeren”), a global leader in supplying tooling for the plastics extrusion industry, has committed to donating over $500,000 toward the establishment of LSCO’s new Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Maintenance, or “Mechatronics”, Program. The donation includes an... read more

Orange County EDC Issues Request For Proposal

02/01/2021 - Orange County, Texas (February 1, 2021) - The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has issued a request for proposals for an Industry Growth Strategy targeting the logistics, distribution and warehousing industries. Orange County Economic Development Corporation will engage an individual who is knowledgeable and experienced in the logistics distribution and warehousing... read more

Orange County Economic Development Corporation and Dow Sabine River Operations Announce Small Business Recovery Grant Program

01/08/2021 - The Orange County Economic Development Corporation announces the release of applications for the Small Business Recovery Grant Program, made possible by a donation from Dow. Qualifying Orange County businesses will be eligible to receive a $1,000 grant to assist with economic recovery efforts. Southeast Texas was significantly impacted in 2020 by... read more

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

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