Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True with Jason Giulietti
Jason Giulietti and Joe Lynch discuss Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True. Jason is the President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, which is a regional economic development organization for the areas between San Antonio and Austin. The San Marcos area is booming and many think the city is on a path to becoming America’s next great metropolis.
About Jason Giulietti
Jason Giulietti is the President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, with more than 15 years of leadership experience in economic development and marketing at the state, regional, and local levels. In these roles, he has taken transformative and innovative approaches to economic development, both by having built a ground-up business attraction strategy, and by strengthening business retention efforts while engaging and leveraging public and private partners. Jason has been nationally recognized by Consultant Connect as one of the top 50 economic developers in the country and by the IEDC as a member of the 2018-2020 40 Under 40 Class. Jason relocated from Connecticut where he served as the Vice President of Business Recruitment at the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. Jason holds a Master of Public Administration degree and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.
About the Greater San Marcos Partnership
The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) was founded in 2010 by regional stakeholders with a commitment to community advancement and a focused objective: creating economic diversity and strength through ethical, proactive and strategic professional economic development. GSMP is a public-private partnership that serves as the regional economic development organization for the City of San Marcos, and Hays and Caldwell Counties, located at the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor.
The GSMP mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents in Hays and Caldwell Counties through focused, strategic and sustainable economic growth by facilitating the creation of high-quality jobs in growth-oriented target sectors; attracting new capital investment to the region; optimizing and preparing the regional workforce; and uniting the region’s diverse stakeholders in the collaborative pursuit of economic prosperity for all.
Key Takeaways – Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True
- Texas is booming and in this podcast, Jason Giulietti explains why so many supply chain, logistics, and freight tech companies are expanding in the Lone Star State.
- The Texas Triangle, which is the area between Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio already has more people that 46 states and it is growing fast.
- The Texas Triangle, which is huge in terms of population and land mass makes up only 25% of Texas, so there is lots of room to grow.
- People are flocking to Texas because it is business friendly, warm, and affordable – a great place to live and work.
- Trade with Mexico is a critical part of the economy and will continue to grow as US companies nearshore production in response to COVID 19 delays. Much of the goods bought and sold move through Texas, which has the 3 of the 5 biggest customs districts in the USA – #1 Laredo, #2 El Paso and #5 Houston.
- The Innovation Corridor (between Austin and San Antonio) and Silicon Hills (Austin) are rapidly becoming important technology hubs that rival Silicon Valley.
- The Greater San Marcos Partnership (Innovation Corridor) is not only a tech hub. Because real estate is less expensive than neighboring Austin, the region is fast becoming a logistics and supply chain hub. A number of high profile retailers and distribution companies have open up shop in the region in recent years.