North County’s Education Hub
With a population of 94,042, San Marcos has the smallest yet fastest growing population along the 78 Corridor. It is the location of the Corridor’s only public university – California State University San Marcos. Because of this, San Marcos has one of the highest concentrations of STEM degrees. Of those holding a Bachelor’s degree, more than 45 percent have their first degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field of study.
San Marcos has strong craft beer, manufacturing and information & communications technology economies. The birthplace of San Diego’s most iconic craft beer company, Stone Brewing Co., San Marcos is home to numerous other established and new breweries. With ample amount of industrial and commercial real estate available, its a hub for launching new companies.
The city also boasts a strong manufacturing economy, home to some of the region’s most internationally engaged businesses. Hunter Industries, a manufacturer of irrigation equipment, sells its products around the world – chief among these is supplying Buckingham Palace with its sprinkler system.
Latest San Marcos News
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- Hunter Industries
- United Parcel Service
- Kaiser Permanente
- Lusardi Construction
- Fluid Components International
- Hollandia Dairy
- Creative Electron
- HomeStreet Bank
- EV West
- Hughes Circuits
- The Lost Abbey
- True Care
- California State University San Marcos
- University of St. Augustine
- Palomar College
- University of Saint Katherine
- Rip Current Brewing