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By Team GSMP | Dec 13, 2018

In recent decades, the Greater San Marcos region has emerged as an increasingly prominent area home to new businesses and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, Texas State University. Nearly equidistant from the thriving cities of Austin and San Antonio, the area sits in a sweet spot, allowing it to take advantage of economic opportunities generated by both metros while maintaining its own unique character.

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By Cara Ryan Ph.D. | Oct 31, 2018

In the greater San Marcos region, we have so much to celebrate that we had to turn National Manufacturing Day into a month-long celebration!

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By Cara Ryan Ph.D. | Aug 14, 2018

As a key strategy for acheiving the goals in GSMP's five-year strategic plan, Vision 2020, the Director of Business Retention and Expansion & Workforce Development, Cara Ryan, discusses the development of public-private partnerships (P3s).

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By Team GSMP | Aug 2, 2018

Made up of Lockhart and Luling, Caldwell County Texas is bursting with opportunity. Just 30 miles outside of Austin, folks from all over the state flock here for great culture and great food, all at great prices.

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By Cara Ryan | Jul 17, 2018

As one of the five key pillars of the Greater San Marcos Partnership's strategic five year plan, Vision 2020, optimizing the local talent base is under the microscope. The region is working to boost performance in its pre-k to 12 systems, raise the degree-attainment levels of working age adults, and better align education and training with regional job creation to more effectively compete for knowledge-intensive industries.

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By Team GSMP | May 11, 2018

“From barbecue and gourmet popsicles to America’s only sotol distillery and some of the best pie you’ve ever tasted, the quaint towns in Texas Hill Country comprise one of the best foodie road trips in the country. On the outskirts of Austin, towns like Kyle, Driftwood, Dripping Springs and Lockhart form a cohesive culinary destination, each one distinct and flavorful. Easily accessible from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, a few days spent roving around this underrated region is a trip worthy of every... Read More

By Team GSMP | May 10, 2018

Hunter Harrison was a Team GSMP intern during the 2017-2018 academic year. Hunter is graduating from Texas State University this month and looks forward to starting his career. Before he left, we sat down with Hunter to talk about his time here with us and we're sharing that with you below!

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

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By Team GSMP | May 7, 2018

Giselle Myers joined Team GSMP as an intern for 2017-2018 school year. She's graduating this month and off to start her career in San Antonio. We sat down with Giselle to talk about her time as a member of Team GSMP before she left. Here's what she shared with us!

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

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By Team GSMP | Apr 25, 2018

The Greater San Marcos Partnership and the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce are excited to bring you BIZtalks, a free event series that is open to the public and targeted to local entrepreneurs. Led by successful business owners in our area, speakers highlight hardships they have faced and share tips for helping aspiring entrepreneurs get started.

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By Team GSMP | Apr 3, 2018

Cara DiMattina-Ryan is the newest addition to the GSMP team. She has recently completed her doctorate from the University of Louisville, focusing on workdorce development and connecting educational institutions with industry to imporove the workforce pipeline. Prior to returning to school, she managed communications for the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education and the Association for Career and Technical Education.

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