Our Services

The Greater San Marcos Partnership, or GSMP, is a 501(c)6 nonprofit 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. 

GSMP promotes and markets the region to attract new employers, assists existing companies to expand, fosters entrepreneurial growth, and ensures the continued development of our skilled workforce.

As outlined by Vision 2025, the community’s consensus-built economic development strategy, the services we provide to the Texas Innovation Corridor are focused on GSMP’s mission:

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.
– GSMP's Mission Statement

Business Attraction

GSMP works diligently with site consultants and company leaders through all phases of the site selection process, helping them to determine whether our region will be a good fit for a location or expansion. GSMP promotes the assets, features and benefits of the Texas Innovation Corridor to attract new business operations and their job producing investment. Since GSMP’s founding in 2010, more than 70 companies have relocated or expanded to the footprint, resulting in an estimated annual economic impact of $2.9 billion and thousands of new jobs for the residents of Hays and Caldwell Counties.

Business Retention & Expansion

GSMP assists already established companies in Hays and Caldwell Counties, helping them with their growth and expansion aspirations by connecting them with a network of resources.

Workforce/Talent Development

GSMP partners with government agencies, the local business community, educational institutions and other workforce development partners to prepare our talented workforce for the current and future needs of our growing economy.


GSMP helps entrepreneurs and small business owners by connecting them with the regional resources they need to properly prepare, plan, grow and succeed in the Texas Innovation Corridor.