BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Helen Ramirez, executive director of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, has explained her strategy for overcoming any stigma associated with businesses relocating to the border region.

Ramirez mentioned that GBIC has to work hard to overcome negative perceptions fostered by the national media when she spoke at a recent conference.

The conference, titled Inquieta – Women Maximizing their Impact, was hosted by GBIC and held at the Brownsville Events Center.

Interviewed after the event, Ramirez spoke about the importance of the conference, a huge new industrial park GBIC wants to develop and overcoming negative perceptions. 

Here is the interview:


Texas Legislative Aerospace Caucus

Later, Ramirez tweeted about GBIC hosting the Texas Legislative Aerospace Caucus. Co-hosts were the City of Brownsville and SpaceX.

“It was an honor to host the Aerospace Caucus under the leadership of Chairman and State Rep. Dennis Paul, along with state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., and and state Reps. Lynn Stucky, Charles “Doc” Anderson, John H. Bucy III, John Cyrier, Candy Noble, Mayes Middleton, Daniel Mittnacht. We also had and Chief of Staff Greg Bentch, Robert Callan, and Priscilla Gabrielle Duran from the Office of the Governor,” Ramirez told the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service

“Their visit to SpaceX’s Starbase as well as SpaceX facilities at the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport and our historic downtown supports the Caucus’s mission of promoting initiatives to secure Texas’ ranking as a world leader in space exploration, science and security.”

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