Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC)


The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) is a non-profit organization created to oversee the disbursement of a ¼ cent sales tax collected in the City of Brownsville. The GBIC board, appointed by the Brownsville City Commission, approves funding for job creation incentives and various grant programs related to infrastructure and education. GBIC provides business counseling for companies seeking to locate or expand in the greater Brownsville area. The GBIC staff offers help with site selection, obtaining permits, identifying workforce needs, and connecting with community partners to provide job training to be successful in Brownsville.


GBIC Main Office

Historic Young House

500 E. Saint Charles St.

Brownsville, Texas 78520

Tel: (956) 561-4133

Email: [email protected]


5:00 p.m., meets third Thursday of each month

City Chambers of City Hall (2nd Floor)

1001 E. Elizabeth Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520


  • 7 members
  • Each member shall be appointed by the City Commission
  • Board members are required to fill out a Personal Financial Statement as per Chapter 38-Code of Ethics
  • City Commissioner John Cowen, Jr.
  • Ankjaer Jensen
  • Jose Hinojosa
  • Gerardo Gonzalez
  • Francisco Orozco
  • Liliana Elizondo
  • Anna Oquin