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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Madison appointed to state economic development board

Amy Madison, president and chief executive officer of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, was appointed to the Texas Economic Development Council Board of Directors during TEDC’s 50th annual meeting earlier this month in Fort Worth.

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

City budget includes utility rate hikes

The San Marcos city budget that took effect last month projects that the city's expenditures will increase by $7.6 million (5.4 percent), while revenues will increase by $8.7 million (6.5 percent). The $147.8 million budget keeps the...

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Hays-Caldwell launch economic development plan for San Marcos area

Over 400 people joined the Partners for Progress, a regional economic development public-private partnership in Hays-Caldwell Counties, as they launched a five-year comprehensive economic development strategy and celebrated early results from a $4 million campaign at the...

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Partners officially launch Hays-Caldwell development plan

Partners for Progress, a regional economic development public-private partnership in Hays and Caldwell Counties, launched a five-year comprehensive economic development strategy this week.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

County gives $150K for regional economic plan

Seeking $800,000 for its first year of operations, the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation (GSMEDC) received $150,000 this week from Hays County. GSMEDC is hoping to receive another $360,000 from the City of San Marcos next...

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Research and commercialization center receives federal grant

Texas State announced Wednesday that a partnership between the university and the City of San Marcos has received a $1.85 million award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support a state-of-the-art research and commercialization center.

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Local EDC forms to implement economic plan

The recently incorporated Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation is charged with implementing a new economic plan for the San Marcos area. However, the economic development corporation needs about $300,000, and is likely to seek it from...

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Madison to discuss strategic plan

Amy Madison, the executive director for Economic Development San Marcos, will be the speaker at Thursday's Eggs & Issues breakfast, where business leaders will discuss the roll out of a five-year regional economic development strategic plan.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Economic development plan waits on funding

Though many local jurisdictions have approved the Greater San Marcos Plan as a blueprint for local economic development, the launch for a new board to implement the plan has been delayed while organizers seek funding and non-profit...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

ACC President Kinslow to speak to chamber

Austin Community College President Steve Kinslow will speak to the governmental affairs committee of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday to speak about annexation efforts to place San Marcos CISD into the ACC district.

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