September 27, 2019
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $900,000 grant to the Brownsville Community Improvement Corp. of Brownsville, TX. The grant’s purpose is to establish the eBridge Center for Business and Commercialization, in a designated Opportunity Zone, that will help grow technology-based entrepreneurial businesses.
The grant will help renovate approximately 18,000 square feet of the second floor in the Casa del Nylon Building at 1304 E. Adams St. The new center will provide space for advanced manufacturing businesses, as well as business development.
The city of Brownsville acquired the 52,586 square-foot Casa del Nylon Building in 2012. The Brownsville Community Improvement Corp. is handling renovation of the more than 50-year-old building. Also involved with the project is the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.
Pictured: Casa del Nylon Building, Brownsville
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