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Hidalgo County Commissioners' Court approved a resolution in support of efforts to allow Space Explorations Technologies, Inc (SPACEX) to launch rockets from beachfront property near the US-Mexico border. County Commissioners recognize the importance of space exploration and has expressed a strong interest in considering the area within Cameron County, Texas as a possible launch site for the spacecraft. Hidalgo County knows that the development of such a commercial launch site would have a tremendous positive economic impact on both job creation and economic growth to the Rio Grande Valley. Cameron County Precinct 1 Commissioner Sofia Benavides was present to receive the resolution and stated that she is very excited and pleased that Hidalgo County has come out in support of SPACEX. "It shows the Valley is behind us," said Benavides.