Our city is in the midst of transforming its destiny by creating more economic opportunities and helping cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship in the Brownsville Borderplex. The Brownsville Borderplex region is home to an international business and bi-cultural community composed of a wide range of sectors that include advanced manufacturing, heavy manufacturing, automotive, medical, retail, space and aviation, international logistics, and food processing. In addition to the 400,000 inhabitants in the Brownsville MSA, Brownsville, Texas is just minutes north of the 800,000 residents of Matamoros, popular manufacturing centers in Northern Mexico.
SpaceX will build the world’s first commercial orbital rocket launch site in Brownsville. The project’s three components include a Vertical Rocket Launch Site, Launch Command Center, and Ground Tracking Station. The project will also help create a Space Innovation & Technology Incubator and a Space Technology Park.