SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he’s going to donate millions to Cameron County. Musk confirmed in a tweet yesterday he plans to invest 20-million dollars to be earmarked for improvements in Cameron County schools. He said he’ll be donating another ten-million to the city of Brownsville for a downtown facelift.
The investment coincides with Musk’s intention to further develop the Starbase region of Boca Chica near Brownsville where SpaceX operates a test site. Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez welcomes the private sector donation, saying it puts the city’s revitalization plans for its historic downtown area on a much faster track.