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DCI 40 Under 40

Gilberto Salinas, 40, is the Executive Vice President for the Brownsville Economic Development Council in Brownsville, Texas. DCI is pleased to honor him as a winner of our 40 Under 40 awards, the first-ever competition to identify the economic development profession’s rising stars.

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Site Selection Magazine

The major metropolitans Dallas, Houston and Austin get most of the headlines, but cities and regions outside those cities are doing their bit to keep the Texas economy booming or, in the case of Brownsville, blasting off.

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NPR

The space company SpaceX has identified a remote spot on the southern tip of Texas as its finalist for construction of the world's newest commercial orbital launch site.

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International Logistics

Gilberto Salinas, vice president— marketing, communications and public affairs, Brownsville, Texas Economic Development Council. Salinas develops marketing campaigns to promote Brownsville, and recruit and expand industry in the region. He also assists in making incentive packages and suitable industrial sites available to companies expanding in the area. In his role as legislative affairs liaison, he ensures the community and its public projects are represented at the Texas Capitol.

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USA Today

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – For decades, the only things launching from Boca Chica Beach here were ospreys and seagulls.

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Aerospace Appointment

BROWNSVILLE, RGV – Brownsville’s leadership role in reviving the aerospace and aviation industry in Texas has been recognized by Gov. Greg Abbott. On Monday, Abbott announced that Gilberto Salinas, executive vice president of the Brownsville Economic Development Council (BEDC), had been appointed to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee.

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Houston Chronicle

MOJAVE, Calif. -- The old airplane hangar doors creaked, and then began to slowly roll open as Jeremy Voigt leaned into them. Stepping outside he emerged into blazing sunshine.

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Gilberto Salinas
Chief Strategy Consultant
GilSalinas EcoDevo Concepts
847 E. Elizabeth St.
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Tel: (956) 371-1071
gilsalinas@ecodevoconcepts.com