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Friday, April 17th, 2015

At new Amazon hub in Schertz, Abbott touts economic development

Gov. Greg Abbott used a speech Friday at Amazon's massive new distribution center along the Interstate 35 corridor to press his legislative agenda.

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.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

ATV manufacturer’s Texas distributor picks Dripping Springs for corporate headquarters

UPDATED | The sole Texas dealer and distributor for an Arizona-based all-terrain vehicle manufacturer is moving its corporate headquarters to Dripping Springs, Greater San Marcos Partnership President Adriana Cruz announced today.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Introducing an interactive map of San Marcos construction

MERCURY PRO | In a new feature we will update at the end of each month, we’ve plotted new construction — residential and commercial — on an interactive map. We’ve also assembled the data in...

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Cheat Sheet: La Cima questions, answers [PRO]

Will it hurt the environment? How much will it cost to develop? Will taxpayers foot the bill? Answers to your La Cima questions.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Two questions tonight for San Marcos City Council on La Cima development

In a potentially pivotal decision, the San Marcos City Council tonight will be asked to answer two questions about the proposed La Cima development west of town, a sprawling single-family residential subdivision anchored by a 200-acre corporate...

Monday, May 5th, 2014

San Marcos introduced to big audience on Times Square big screen

A 15-second video promoting the San Marcos area as an inviting place to live and work is airing 18 times a day through mid-July on a 520-square-foot Jumbotron in the technicolor canyons of Times Square in New...

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.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Developers dreaming big with La Cima proposal

MERCURY PRO | A group of investors that won the city council’s blessings last year to develop the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision on 1,396 acres west of San Marcos are back at the bargaining table with a...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Will Conley: La Cima puts economic transformation within San Marcos’ reach

The Hays County commissioner writes that a proposed 2,031-acre master planned development presents opportunity to an impoverished city by expanding single-family housing and offering corporate employers a campus where they can be proud to set up shop

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