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Monday, November 30th, 2009

Economic development plan in works for city

San Marcos' economic development office, along with other local jurisdictions and stakeholders, is working on an economic development plan that would target health care, corporate and professional operations and supply chain management.

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Editorial: Grifols deal a good sign for city

It would seem the agents of economic development in San Marcos have something of a split personality. Are they the magicians who pulled biomed out of their hats by bringing in Grifols? Or are they the pushovers...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Commentary: Worth dancing about

Amy Madison, Executive Director of Economic Development San Marcos, says a much anticipated economic development master plan for the San Marcos area should be ready by mid-September.

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Negotiations with biomedical products manufacturer continue

City, county and state officials are still negotiating with a Spanish biomedical products manufacturer and researcher that could build a facility in San Marcos employing at least 190 people making an average of more than $38,000.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Springfield developer could change plan

The company attempting to redevelop Springtown Center could announce a new look at the project, perhaps with an eye towards different financing and more "synergy" with downtown businesses, at Tuesday night's San Marcos City Council meeting.

Friday, July 17th, 2009

EDSM forwards new Springtown proposal

The economic development board has forwarded a new proposal to the San Marcos City Council regarding redevelopment incentives for the largely abandoned Springtown Center. The proposal involves a $3.9 million loan over a term of six years.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Bill Peterson's Blog: The city council, Springtown, KBR and a Jewish invocation

The San Marcos City Council agenda for next Tuesday raises a lot of questions. Will we ever get straight answers?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Editorial: Messing with 'misinformation'

We do not wish to demean San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz, nor do we wish to diminish her many fine works on behalf of this city. But she's just wrong in her recent remarks that a Springtown...

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Council crushes Springtown incentives

After a 90-minute executive session, the San Marcos City Council placed a resounding 7-0 vote against incentive proposals for a redevelopment of Springtown Center, including a $5 million, interest-free loan.

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Council looks at loan for entertainment venue

The San Marcos City Council will consider $5 million in interest free loans to help a developer convert the largely abandoned Springtown Center into an entertainment district. Economic Development San Marcos (EDSM) Executive Director Amy Madison (above)...

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