Industrial Gateway

Promoting the Diverse Interests of Brazoria County
Brazoria County is “Where Texas Began.” The county still leads the way, with a robust economy driven by medical, biotech and manufacturing industries, major petrochemical plants that ship products around the world, and significant agricultural industry. Ranked the 14th best county in Texas to live in, Brazoria County is home to well over 370,000 residents and is the 8th most diverse county in Texas.
Capital Investment
$30+ B
Invested In New Petrochemical Plants
Year-Round Outdoor Fun
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Quality of Life

With over 23 miles of beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, dining at some of the best restaurants in Texas, shopping, entertainment, recreation and tons to do outside - it's all here in Brazoria County.

Industry & Business

Brazoria County is home to many major industrial businesses. Over $30 Billion has been invested here by the petrochemical industry and the county is home to one of the largest petrochemical complexes in the world. With a major port on the Gulf of Mexico, products and commodities can be shipping all over the world.

Brazoria County News & Updates
November 14th, 2023
Federal grant will fund upgrades to Velasco terminal

“When you know you have good projects and you’re competing against projects across the U.S., it’s really exciting to be recognized,” Port Freeport CEO/Executive Director Phyllis Saathoff said.

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November 7th, 2023
ACC Named Among Best Colleges in Country

“To remain among the best colleges in the country requires a dedicated staff and equally dedicated students,” said ACC President Dr. Robert J. Exley. “We have received this distinction for the seventh time which is a testament to the quality of education we provide.”

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October 26th, 2023

"I am honored to receive this award, but it represents the collective efforts of many," Saathoff expressed. "This is an award for all of us and what we do together for Port Freeport, our community, and the state of Texas.  I look forward to continued collaboration to ensure we have the transportation system and global connection necessary to support our businesses and industries here in Brazoria County and across Texas."

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October 16th, 2023
Fernando Signorini named vice president for the Ethylene & Energy Envelope

Fernando Signorini, currently vice president of Operations USGC, site director Dow Texas Operations and president & CEO Union Carbide Corporation has accepted the role of vice president for the Ethylene & Energy Envelope and will have accountability for Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Olefins, Aromatics & Alternatives (OAA) Hydrocarbons business. Fernando will transition into this role over the next few months and will continue to report to John Sampson, senior vice president for Operations.

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October 16th, 2023
Denise DeLaune named vice president of Operations USGC, site director Dow Texas Operations

Denise DeLaune, currently global operations director for Operational Excellence and Leveraged Services has accepted the role as vice president of Operations USGC and site director Dow Texas Operations. Denise will transition into the role over the next few months and will continue to report to John Sampson, sr. vice president Operations. Denise will re-locate to Lake Jackson, TX.

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September 26th, 2023
Texas Employment Reached Historic Highs in August

“Our world-class Texas workforce has grown by more than 400,000 jobs over the last year, thanks largely to the energizing job creation by our private-sector employers,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “This continued growth highlights TWC’s unwavering commitment to fostering collaboration and building partnerships with Texas employers across the state.”

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