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By Patrick Rose - GSMP Board Chair FY2019 | Dec 20, 2019
As we reach our nine-year mark as an organization, we reflect on our goals and the differences we have made. Our focus has not been to change the world, rather making a difference in our part of the world. That is what we have done in our time for our region.   Our aspirations included a world class staff, a focus on research and strategy, building an affiliation and partnership with the University, being truly regional - both with individual cities and counties in the region, and to be focus on our community and... Read More
By Jason Giulietti | May 30, 2019
Every year, state and local governments from across the country provide economic development incentives to help attract jobs and investment to their communities.    Limited budgets present an ongoing challenge for elected officials, but these incentive programs are a key tool to assist economic developers in their mission to attract quality employers who will create jobs and provide economic opportunities to their community. Done correctly and with a focus on transparency, the use of incentives can become a strong... Read More
By Team GSMP | Jan 22, 2019

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 Team GSMP | Jan 11, 2019

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 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

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