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San Marcos is located at the gateway to the Texas Hill Country along the Interstate 35 corridor  within the “Texas Triangle” – a megaregion outlined by the metro areas of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio-Austin. The Texas Triangle holds six percent of the country’s population and its economic output accounts for seven percent of the overall US GDP. By 2050, the region’s population is expected to grow by 93 percent.

San Marcos is conveniently located just 30 miles south of Austin and 40 miles north of San Antonio, the 11th and 7th largest cities in America, respectively. Currently ranked as the fastest-growing city in the U.S., San Marcos has wonderful places to visit, great places to stay and the best shopping in all of Texas! The spring-fed San Marcos River provides a refreshing playground for swimming, canoeing, tubing—and even riding a glass bottom boat at the Aquarena Center.

San Marcos is the seat of Hays County and is home to Texas State University, the fifth largest university in Texas with 35,500+ students and an Emerging Research University.

San Marcos also bodes the most parkland per capita of any city in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA, allowing our 50,000 citizens enjoy a tremendous quality of life and place.

More than just a great location, San Marcos is a premier destination for innovative companies that value quality of life as much as the bottom line. We invite you to explore why the San Marcos area is among the fastest-growing regions in the nation. Our business-friendly environment, ample and educated workforce, low taxes, robust infrastructure and strategic location makes the greater San Marcos region the ideal place for your business to grow and thrive.

There are a number of institutions of higher education that provide a continual source of talent for the region’s workforce. These institutions include Texas State University – San Marcos, an emerging research institution; Gary Job Corps, an education and career technical training program; The University of Texas at Austin; The University of Texas at San Antonio; Texas A&M – San Antonio; several private universities; the Alamo Community College system; and two Austin Community College campuses.

The City of San Marcos’ pro-business attitude directly supports entrepreneurism and the localized development of intellectual property. Through the utilization of Texas State University’s STAR Park and technology incubator, start-ups and early-stage businesses have access to a state-of-the-art facility to develop their technologies and materials for commercialization. The new facility is the only one of it’s kind between Austin and San Antonio and offers the only wet lab and clean room space in the region.

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