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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Governor names Greater San Marcos Partnership president to state board

Greater San Marcos Partnership president Adriana Cruz is among three people appointed today to the state’s new Economic Incentive Oversight board by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Abbott makes pass at wooing restless General Electric

Gov. Greg Abbott is making good on his promise to pick up where his predecessor left off, using Texas' new tax-relief package to pitch the state's business climate to Connecticut-based General Electric.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Lockhart poaches Austin metal foundry in economic development deal

Pure Castings Co., an Austin-based metals foundry, appears poised to relocate to Caldwell County with a promise of 75 jobs earning an average salary of about $32,000.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Officials call prospective new manufacturer a ‘big deal’ for San Marcos

If it meets its obligations, an industrial startup would create more jobs than any single other San Marcos company in at least five years, maybe twice that long.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

San Marcos looks to land energy sector manufacturer — and its promise of 350 jobs

Economic development officials are courting an oilfield pipe and rigging manufacturer to fill the empty, sprawling former Butler Manufacturing building near San Marcos’ northern gateway on Interstate 35.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Carjackings in Mexico trigger armored car sales in Texas

The beefed-up vehicles, retrofitted at companies like San Antonio-based Texas Armoring Corp., are outfitted with bulletproof windows and cabins and electrified door handles, among other security measures.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Ridership on the upswing for Austin-Bergstrom’s first daily transatlantic flight

With the success of a new Austin-London nonstop route, city officials seem to have their sights set on Tokoyo.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Spanish food manufacturer picks Seguin for first U.S. facility

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Grupo Siro, an international processed food manufacturer with more than $925 million in annual revenue, has chosen Seguin as the site of a $58.5 million production facility expected to...

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Texas touts lighter regulation in wooing California firms

Gov. Rick Perry often stresses the state's "smart regulations" to businesses from California. While entrepreneurs in Texas often find fewer regulatory obstacles, some argue the Texas approach has hidden costs.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Federal grant to fund expansion of Central Texas Technology Center

The Central Texas Technology Center is in line to receive a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, New Braunfels officials say.

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