032 – Economic Development Secrets – Adriana Cruz, San Marcos Partnership

This month’s special guest is Adriana Cruz, President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, the regional economic development organization for San Marcos, Hays and Caldwell Counties with the mission to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

Adriana’s most recent accomplishments include the announcement of more than 5,700 new jobs and over $280 million in investment in the region including the San Marcos Amazon fulfillment center, bringing 3,500 new jobs to the community. Prior to assuming this role, Adriana was the Vice President of Global Corporate Recruitment for the Austin Chamber and was Director of Marketing in Governor Perry’s Economic Development and Tourism office. In January 2016, she was appointed by Governor Abbott to the Texas Economic Incentives Oversight Board and was named a Profile in Power: Central Texas Women of Influence by the Austin Business Journal and one of Bizwomen’s 100 Women to Watch by ACBJ.

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