County creates economic division government body to plan opportunity

Brownsville — Cameron County has created a new economic development and community affairs division in response to heightened economic activity that has not been seen in a long time, according to county officials.

The new division will be in charge of creating tax incentives, coordinating with other cities, marketing, promoting at different events, and organizing forums and seminars.

However, the commissioner’s court will still have the final say on what gets approved.

“We just want to make sure we have a presence, more than we have now, in that area,” County Administrator David A. Garcia said.

Cameron County officials looked at other county models to determine the best practices. Bexar County has an economic development director and a staff that works strictly for the division.

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