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
Web site:

5:30 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

    Pedro E. Cardenas, Vice Chair
    Sandra Duran
    Esteban Guerra, Chair
    Dennis Sanchez, Treasurer *
    Nico Schaefer, Secretary**
    Graham Sevier-Schultz *
    Jason Wolfe

    * As per City Commission appointments on 7/2/19 to fill unexpired term:
    Graham Sevier-Schultz replaces Comm. De Leon
    Dennis Sanchez replaces Comm. Longoria

    ** As per City Commission appointments on 7/30/19 to fill unexpired term: