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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Regulations could harm Texas’ bid for Tesla plant

Tesla, a manufacturer of high-end electric cars, has named Texas one of four finalists to house its planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery factory. But the state's strict auto dealership laws could hurt its chances, company officials say.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Run raises $9K for local scholarships

The San Marcos Manufacturer’s Association and Central Texas Medical Center raised $9,136 for local scholarships last month with their Gear Up 10-Mile Run at Tanger Outlet Center.

Monday, November 25th, 2013

It’s official: Corvac Composites to open San Marcos plant

The Greater San Marcos Partnership — the economic development arm of the city of San Marcos and Hays and Caldwell counties — this afternoon confirmed that a Michigan-based auto parts maker will establish a manufacturing center in...

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Updated: San Marcos council approves incentive for Toyota supplier

A Michigan-based auto parts maker appears to have settled on San Marcos as the location for a plant it intends to establish in Texas — if officials approve “inducements” the company wants from City Hall.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Partnership hopes shell buildings help draw employers

More then doubling its warehouse capacity in the heavy commercial area along Clovis Barker Drive, Houston-based Bearden Management Inc. says it will begin construction by March on two shell buildings totaling 162,000 square feet.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Mensor Corp. breaks ground on new manufacturing facility

Precision instrumentation manufacturer Mensor Corp. broke ground Wednesday on a new 45,000-square-foot facility next door to the building it has occupied since relocating to San Marcos from Houston 35 years ago.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Congressman, business leaders headline Star Park forum

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith will headline the Greater San Marcos Partnership’s STAR Park Forum on Thursday along with business leaders and other local elected officials.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech on tech, manufacturing in Austin

Watch the President Obama’s speech at Applied Materials in Austin on manufacturing and technology.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On Austin visit, Obama sings city’s, school’s praises

President Obama said Thursday that Austin was the perfect spot to kick off his“Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour because the city was doing so many things right economically.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech at Manor experimental high school

During his May 9 visit to the Interstate 35 corridor, the president praised New Technology High School for its non-traditional ethos and an emphasis on academic rigor.

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