Your Type B EDC
The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) is a "type b" economic development corporation whose purpose is to fund quality of life projects and foster economic development opportunities in Brownsville, Texas. We believe in strongly collaborating and developing relationships with our partners to create a thriving city for business opportunities, which will turn Brownsville, Texas into a city-destination of choice for tourism and business opportunities. Learn More.
Quality of LifeOpen or CloseBrownsville, Texas is among the best places for business and careers in the U.S. and its unique location in the southern tip of Texas makes it a multimodal city that hosts trade by air, sea, road, rail and space. Brownsville, Texas is turning into best city in South Texas with enhanced quality of life assets such as:
+ 70-plus river miles of resacas
+ 34 public parks (over 1,000 acres of parkland)
+ 32 miles of hike/bike trails
+ The Brownsville Sports Park (comprised of 10 full sized lighted multi-sports fields)
+ Nationally recognized 31 acre zoo; Gladys Porter Zoo
+ Nationally recognized birding destination; World Birding Center
+ Commute-friendly retail and dining clusters
+ Texas' #1 beach destination only 27 miles away; South Padre Island
+ Ranked safest city in the state of Texas.
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EducationOpen or CloseBrownsville Independent School District
The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) is the largest employer in the Rio Grande Valley, with approximately 7,670 employees working for 55 public schools servicing almost 50,000 students.
South Texas Independent School District
The South Texas Independent School District (STISD) serves junior high and high school students through six magnet schools. Over 95 percent of STISD graduates continue their education at major universities or technical colleges and for the third year in a row, STISD was ranked among the best in the state and nation in the Niche Best K-12 Schools lists.
Brownsville also has 13 private schools that serve students from elementary, middle, and high school.
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Brownsville is home to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) which empowers successful futures, enhances daily life and provides students with a School of Medicine which will transform Texas.
Texas Southmost College
Established in 1926, the Texas Southmost College (TSC) offers career and technical education leading to certificates and associates degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training and continuing education. TSC has also been selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
AssetsOpen or CloseBrownsville, Texas is a multi-modal city on a key geographic location that neighbors the US/Mexico border and the Gulf of Mexico. Its location is key for industry and heavy manufacturing with up to 17,000 acres planned for development alongside the Port of Brownsville which produces an annual economic impact of $2,024,900,000 for the state.
The largest city in the Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, currently accommodates the following industry leaders:
+ SATA USA
+ Delphi Automotive PLC
+ CK Technologies
+ MVP Plastics
+ Dura de Mexico
In addition to industry, Brownsville is home to pristine ecotourism attractions visited by international guests and has developed a prime market for sports tourism. The Brownsville Sports Park currently features multi-use fields for Softball, Basketball, Skateboarding, BMX, Soccer and Football.
PartnersOpen or CloseThe City of Brownsville offers a variety of opportunities for potential and existing businesses that seek to invest in our market. The following partners are invested in the economic development opportunities of our region:
+ BCIC: Type B Economic Development Corporation
+ GBIC: Type A Economic Development Corporation
+ Cameron County
+ Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
+ Brownsville Conventions and Visitors Bureau
+ Main Street Brownsville
Tax RateOpen or CloseTax rate as of October 11, 2017 is the following for Brownsville, Texas:
0.700613Cameron County Jurisdiction Tax Rates information obtained through the Cameron Appraisal District.
Our ImpactThe BCIC has invested over $50 million in capital, promotional and community event projects since its inception.
Brownsville Sports Complex
The Holiday Village
Historic Market Square
Binational Race 2017
As a "type b" economic development corporation, the BCIC has adopted a strategic plan that is tailored to create Brownsville, Texas into a city-destination of choice for businesses, become a leading economic development corporation in the state, and promote sports and recreational tourism to the city. The BCIC is capable of expanding its impact through capital and promotional/community event projects as well as discretionary projects that align with the adopted strategic plan. The BCIC continues to expand its reach and supplement Brownsville's economic forefront for the benefit of its stakeholders, the residents of Brownsville, Texas.