Leticia Van de Putte Statement on SpaceX in the Rio Grande Valley
SpaceX announced their decision to select Brownsville, TX in the Rio Grande Valley as their permanent rocket launch facility, creating some 300 jobs.
Senator Leticia Van de Putte released the following statement:
“The Rio Grande Valley is on the rise. Today’s decision by SpaceX to build a spaceport in South Texas sends a clear message that the Valley is strong and open for business.
“Last week, I released my Texas First Jobs & Economic Development Plan. In it, I discuss how we must protect and strengthen Texas military bases and aerospace industries that are crucial to our state’s economy. I also note that Texas’ economic development incentive programs can work, if structured to provide a high return on investment for Texas taxpayers.
“As Lt. Governor, I will bring the brightest business minds to the table to improve economic development programs and strengthen the economy for all Texans.”
Senator Van de Putte’s Texas First Jobs & Economic Development Plan can be read here: leticiavandeputte.com/texasfirst-jobs