Economic Report - July 2015

Economic Statistics

Unemployment Rate (Hays County)
May 2015 - 3.2%
May 2014 - 4.2% 
Labor Force (Hays County)
May 2015 - 93,434
May 2014 - 92,499
Sales Tax Deposit (City of Buda)
June 2015- $409,198.09
June 2014 - $434,950.10
Sales Tax Deposit (Hays County)
June 2015 - $1,226,850.93
June  2014 - $1,195,335.48
Data Sources:
Texas LMCI Tracer Data
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts   

Nominations Open for the 

2015 Governor's Small Business Awards


As a commitment to encouraging small business development in Central Texas, the Greater San Marcos Partnership in collaboration with the Office of the Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Workforce Solutions will recognize outstanding small businesses at the Second Annual Governor's Small Business Forum to be held on August 26th in San Marcos, TX.


The deadline to nominate businesses is July 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm CST. Click here to submit a nomination.


Nominees must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  • Have less than 100 employees or have grown from 100 employees in the last year;
  • Shown growth in the last year in both or either employment or investment; and
  • Made significant contributions to the community in the last year.  

The Governor's Small Business Forum is an all-day conference to help entrepreneurs and small business owners learn how to establish and grow their business in today's fast-paced economy. Details for the August 26th event will be announced soon.


 Commercial Exchange
July 16, 2015