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June 26th, 2009
San Marcos honored for economic development

Front row, left to right: San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Ashley Fisher, Amy Madison, Rosemary Suniga and Scott Gregson. Back row, left to right: City Manager Rick Menchaca, City Councilmembers Chris Jones and Gaylord Bose, Phyllis Snodgrass of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, and Councilmembers Fred Terry and Kim Porterfield. Photo by Don Anders.


A nonprofit association of economic development professionals called Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) recently honored the City of San Marcos and Economic Development San Marcos (EDSM) for its Grow One San Marcos plan.

Grow One San Marcos is an economic retention and expansion plan. The city worked with HEB, Inc. to retain 534 jobs and create more than 230 additional jobs within the next 20 years.

The city took top honors from BREI as the international single community with a population between 20,000 and 50,000.Success was attributed to the Grow One San Marcos Incentive, created by EDSM. It annually assesses business community needs through visitation, surveys and providing effective tools.

Note: Scott Gregson is a co-owner of Newstreamz.

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