HOUSTON—Each state that competed for a favorable outcome in SpaceX’s launch-site decision has in some way advanced its ability to foster new business in the commercial-space arena, according to someone who played a key role in the Lone Star State’s winning bid. “This is just the beginning,” said Gilbert Salinas, executive vice president of the Brownsville Economic Development Council of South Texas, in the aftermath of SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s Aug. 4 ...


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