By JACOB LOPEZ
Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS
BROWNSVILLE – Visitors to the Rio Grande Valley have long described the culture shock experienced at the border communities within as an out of this world experience. It’s a statement that can now be taken literally as Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) broke ground Monday, Sept. 22, for its future commercial launch facility on Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville.
It’s a project hailed Valley-wide as a potential boon for local economies and job growth in South Texas communities – with officials from the Harlingen-San Benito-Brownsville metropolitan and Laguna Madre areas anticipating positive impacts in their respective cities.
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