San Benito hires new EDC director

January 24, 2019

SAN BENITO — After several months of searching, the city has hired Rebeca Castillo at a salary of $70,000 to serve as its executive director of its Economic Development Corporation.

Castillo, who previously served as executive director of the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, said she has “extensive experience” in economic development.

As EDC director, Castillo, who will oversee a $1.2 million budget, said she will work to draw new business to town as well as fund so-called quality of life projects for the community.

Castillo said she will work to attract new business, help existing businesses expand and push to keep them here.

Castillo said she will draft a three- to five-year strategic plan to help guide the agency to meet its goals.

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