Villafranca has two major wine cooperatives: San Jose and San Isidro. In 1996 the company installed "Tartaric Products International idle and busy company currently in use by" Vinicola West "and in 1998 was born Barbosa & Almeida, Portuguese-owned company engaged in the production of glass. The latest proposal, by Industrial Group Alfonso Gallardo Jerez de los Caballeros, to build a refinery in the Sierra de San Jorge (under study) has built a tremendous controversy in the town and the region on whether or not to authorize the industry.
Extremadura (Estremaura in Extremadura and the fala). It is a Spanish autonomous community located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It is composed of the two largest provinces in Spain: Cáceres yBadajoz. Extremadura bounded on the north by the provinces of Salamanca, Ávila (Castilla y León), south conHuelva, Sevilla and Cordoba (Andalusia), on the east, with Toledo and Ciudad Real (Castilla-La Mancha) and west conPortugal. Its capital is Mérida (Augusta Emerita old), the city recognized by the Statute of Autonomy as the seat of the Government of Extremadura.