GSMP Enhances Economic Development Capabilities with New Director-Level Hires

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Aug 24, 2020
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The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), the economic development organization for Hays and Caldwell Counties, announced the addition of Jessica Inacio as Senior Director of Business Attraction and Barbara Thomason as Director of Business Retention, Expansion and Workforce.

The hires will focus on recruiting, retaining and assisting businesses expand in the Greater San Marcos region as well as ensuring their workforce needs are met. Their work will build on a successful track record of facilitating the addition of more than 6,500 new jobs and 30+ companies since 2010, resulting in an estimated $2.9 billion in annual economic impact on the two-county region.

Inacio will oversee the recruitment of domestic and international companies to Hays and Caldwell Counties.Prior to joining the Greater San Marcos Partnership, Jessica was the Strategic Development Coordinator for the City of Fort Worth. She also previously served as the Associate Director of Business Recruitment for the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC).

Thomason will lead efforts to support the development of the Hays and Caldwell County workforce, and assist existing businesses maintain and expand their presence in the region. A long-time veteran of supporting the business community, Thomason served as the president and CEO of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce for 14 years. Prior to joining GSMP, she served as the president of LeaderShift, LLC, a training and consulting firm.

“Jessica and Barbara are elevating our capability to retain and secure new, high-quality jobs for our region,” said Jason Giulietti, president of GSMP. “Their skillsets in economic development and proven experience will help position the Greater San Marcos region for long-term success.”

About the Greater San Marcos Partnership 

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is the 501c6 regional economic development organization serving the city of San Marcos and Hays & Caldwell Counties, focused on positioning the region for a wider diversity of quality jobs with higher wages. The GSMP mission is to increase economic opportunities for all in the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor. 

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John Ellis
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Greater San Marcos Partnership
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