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By Team GSMP | Mar 21, 2018

The 2018 SXSW Trade Show is now complete! Throughout the week, we have enjoyed telling our regional story and promoting #SouthOfSX to an international audience. We were glad to have the San Marcos and Dripping Springs CVBs help us out on day three and four. Sarah Smith and Hope Bolton brought their unique viewpoints to the tradeshow attendees and couraged passersby to contribute to our regional art pieces. 

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By Team GSMP | Mar 13, 2018

Year two of the #SouthOfSX (a.k.a.. the Greater San Marcos Region) at SXSW started off with a flash! The moment we set out our famous flashy guitar pins, trade show attendees flock to our booth. We are excited to tell our region's story with innovators and thought leaders from all over the world. We have met companies and wanderers all the way from Australia to Japan, and Spain to Brazil. We've told our story to the media and met a number of writers. We had many excited Texas State... Read More

By Team GSMP | Mar 1, 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 | Feb 5, 2018

Marissa Cooney joined team GSMP in January 2018 as our new Economic Development Coordinator. 

She began her career in the heavy civil industry as a Job Cost Analyst working on highway construction projects, starting with a section of the Grand Parkway in Houston, Texas. After working in various locations throughout east Texas and the Houston area, she eventually moved to The Woodlands to assist in establishing a new team in her company's newly formed waterworks division. 

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By Team GSMP | Jan 30, 2018

You know you want to start your own business, but where do you start? The Greater San Marcos Partnership and The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce are excited to bring you, BizTalks, a free talk series which is open to the public and targeted to local entrepreneurs. Lead by successful business owners in our area, we highlight the hardships they have faced and share tips for helping you get started! 

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By Team GSMP | Nov 26, 2017

Merely hours after Thanksgiving, crowds of turkey-stuffed shoppers head to their favorite retailers to get best-of-year holiday savings. This has been a long standing tradition for American shoppers, but how did it really get its start?

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By Christian Duran | Nov 20, 2017

As hard as it may be to believe, we are approaching the 10-year milestone of the start of the Great Recession, which the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) dates as beginning in December 2007 and ending in June 2009. Widely recognized as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression on both a national and global scale, the recession contributed to the loss of approximately 8.7 million jobs and a contraction of 5.1% of GDP in the U.S. between February 2008 and 2010. (U.S. Department of Labor). U... Read More

By Team GSMP | Nov 13, 2017

Across the country, people will gather for Veterans Day events to celebrate the millions of men and women who have served in the United States military. Originally coined as “Armistice Day”, the date November 11th was symbolically “intended to observe the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, which marked the armistice of World War I," Congress declared Armistice Daya legal holiday nearly 20 years later. In 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day, following a national campaign to have the day honor all... Read More

By Team GSMP | Sep 12, 2017

Chris Duran has been Team GSMP's Research Analyst since Spring 2016. In that time, he's been a key team member within RFI responses, out-of-market recruitment trip preparations, public relations efforts, and more! Chris is a two-time Texas State University Bobcat, earning both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University. An Austin native, Chris can usually be found mining data and drinking coffee here at the GSMP office. In his free time, Chris is an active volunteer for many causes and has had a big... Read More

By Adriana Cruz | Jul 12, 2017

Hard to believe that we are halfway through 2017!

I hope you have taken some time this season to relax with your family and friends, enjoy the sunshine, have a burger, and soak up these warm summer evenings in Texas.

This time of the year especially, I enjoy reflecting on the pride I feel for our nation, state, and local communities. Whether it’s the local celebrations of national pride or fireworks from the 4th of July or the fact that July is the usual time for the Central Texas advocacy trip to... Read More

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