New Manufacturing Jobs Boost the Texas Economy

800px-US_map-Gulf_Coast.svgSpring fishing is here, and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only is the land experiencing a rebirth, but the American economy is as well, and the Texas Gulf Coast is reaping the benefits.

For the first time in decades, the Gulf Coast is booming with manufacturing jobs. While cheap labor and supplies overseas have made it profitable to move jobs out of America, this process is finally beginning to reverse itself. Due to an influx of cheap natural gas in the region, it now actually makes more sense for business to keep their workers in the country.

One such business is Chevron Phillips Company, a chemical manufacturing company that is spending $5 billion to upgrade its facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast. The CEO of Chevron, Peter Cella, explains that with a steady rise in the cost of natural gas, companies like his were unable to grow their profits by staying in the country. With costs down, Cella and his company are back in the United States after moving their operation to Dubai. Welcome back, Chevron!

Right now, there are workers from all over the world heading to the Gulf Coast. Texas is quickly becoming a booming hub for manufacturing jobs not only across the country, but also throughout the world. With this influx of people and money, there is bound to be more anglers and fishing opportunities in the area. If you have always wanted to visit the Texas Gulf Coast, there has never been a better time.

Manufacturing jobs are back. You can kick us down, but we’ll always get back up. After all, this is Texas! Soon, boats will be everywhere, dotting the waters like lone stars. Your ears will not escape the sounds of happy anglers. The hearty laughter is infectious. This spring will be a special one!

Whether you are moving here for work or you are just visiting the area, make sure you stop by to check out the fishing charters offered by Captain Charlie Paradoski. We have a variety of trip options that are perfect for everyone!


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Manifest Matagorda Destiny

January sure kept us busy, especially the last week.  We packed in many fishing trips and pulled in some great hauls to close out the month.  There were always plenty of boats out and the enthusiasm was palpable.

On Jan. 27 and 28, we took some Arkansan anglers out onto the calm waters and caught many redfish, among other fish.  They are sure to go back to Magnolia with fond Matagorda memories and relaxed demeanor.

That is the thing about fishing.  It is not all about what you pull in, it is so much more.  Fishing is a bonding experience between friends.  Many friends and coworkers book trips with us.  Fishing is also a bonding experience between yourself and the world around you.  More importantly, perhaps, is that fishing is simply a healthy and physical activity.  You use your arms, legs and body, and so you burn calories.

There is no pressure when it comes to fishing.  Although it is nice to haul in some catches, our survival is not dependent on it.  We can sit back, relax, and let the sun and breeze circle around us like positive vultures.  The sun is good for the skin.  The air is good for the lungs.  From top to bottom, fishing improves one’s health.  You really cannot beat it.  While fishing’s physical benefits are apparent, there are spiritual and mental benefits as well.

Manifest Matagorda Destiny

Daniel Boone

For many, a fishing trip is the only way to experience an American adventure.  To channel that Manifest Destiny spirit, you have to get in a boat and go out to sea.  To appreciate America, you have to get away from America – away from work, smartphones, email, and gridlocks.  It is as American as Texas High School football or, as Hubert H. Humphrey put it, “There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone – who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.”

We cannot move further out into the wilderness, but we can go fishing.  Whenever you feel yourself too crowded, book a fishing trip.  I guarantee it will uncrowd you.  Unleash your inner Daniel Boone; it is good for the soul and freeing for the mind.  Let Matagorda Bay Fishing Charters, the best Gulf Coast fishing charters in the business, help you!  Daniel Boone would!

-Capt. Charlie

*Image courtesy of Massachusetts Historical Society