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About Us

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) was founded in 2010 by regional stakeholders with a commitment to community advancement and a focused objective: creating economic diversity and strength through ethical, proactive and strategic professional economic development. GSMP is a public-private partnership that serves as the regional economic development organization for the City of San Marcos, and Hays and Caldwell Counties, located at the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor.

Mission Vision

The GSMP mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents in Hays and Caldwell Counties through focused, strategic and sustainable economic growth by facilitating the creation of high-quality jobs in growth-oriented target sectors; attracting new capital investment to the region; optimizing and preparing the regional workforce; and uniting the region's diverse stakeholders in the collaborative pursuit of economic prosperity for all. 


Core Values

The GSMP is committed to ethical practices aligned with the values of the communities we represent, which fosters confidence to our customer base of site section consultants and corporate decision makers, existing firms, public officials, and the public at large. The core values by which we operate include: 

  • Accountability, transparency, and integrity  
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Continuous Improvement to our processes and operations
  • Exceptional service to our clients and communities

It is the duty of the GSMP to cultivate an elevated quality of life for its residents by providing them with diverse employment opportunities that offer competitive wages, training, benefits, and career advancement.

GSMP accomplishes its mission through the implementation of a sustainable, comprehensive and data-driven economic development strategy, known as Vision 2020.