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Texas Innovation Corridor

Greater opportunity, deep in the Heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor.

Mid-way between the two major metropolitan cities of innovation and along the corridor of Interstate 35 and SH130, Greater San Marcos has unexpectedly developed its own innovation ecosystem in the heart of what is quickly being known as the Texas Innovation Corridor. Forbes has called the region "The Next Great Metropolis."

The innovation taking place in the region is greatly influenced by Texas State University - the state's fifth largest university. Since 2012, Texas State has been designated as an Emerging Research Institution, currently doing cutting-edge research in materials science, nanotechnology, life sciences, and computer science. According to U.S. Patent & Trade Office, and U.S. Census data, the Greater San Marcos Region has filed over eleven times the number of utility patents per capita than the entire state of Texas and nine times that of the U.S. 
 
The City of San Marcos has long been an employment center for the region. Data from the Center for Economic Study and the U.S. Census indicate that nearly 36,000 are driving into the area on a regular basis for work. While jobs in Texas have grown to an impressive 15.7% in the last ten years, Greater San Marcos has more than doubled that figure (38.9%) in the same time period.
 
The region's innovative spirit and strong educated talent pool have been noticed by brand-name companies like Amazon, Best Buy, H-E-B, as well as innovative startups like Urban Mining and VFT Technologies, along with many others who have found success in the region. See all the companies who have recently located to the Texas Innovation Corridor here>> 

 

Amazon's 850,000 square foot Fulfillment Center
employs over 3,000 at full capacity.
 
 
There are very few places in the country that are still considered "hidden gems." Companies and talent across the country should act on a recent ranking by Thrillist and relocate to San Marcos (before it becomes too popular)! Judging by the current rate of growth, many have already recognized the great opportunity deep in the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor.
 
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