Global Site Location Industries (GSLI), a leading site selection and economic development consulting firm, is pleased to welcome Smithville, Texas, to the GSLI Elite family. Through their lead generation partnership, GSLI will assist Smithville in developing relationships with site location decision-makers from companies planning facility expansions or relocations.

“Smithville is a small, rural, Central Texas community at the ‘heart of the megalopolis,’” said Jill Strube, Director of Economic Development/Grants Administration for Smithville. “We are close to many large urban areas without being a large community. Quality of life here is high, with a good school system, friendly business owners, and no red tape at City Hall!”

GSLI Elite Locations are hand-picked for exhibiting a commitment to economic development, a motivation to be the best places in the country to locate a business, and willingness to work closely with all the principals in an economic development project to create all-around wins. Smithville joins an exceptional group of locations that meet the GSLI criteria and have been chosen to be GSLI Elite Locations.

GSLI will focus its efforts on targeted expansion projects and developing relationships with key decision-makers through aggressive outreach on Smithville’s behalf.

“If you need to be in the middle of it, but don’t want the ‘big city’ hassles, you want Smithville,” said Eric Kleinsorge, CEO of GSLI. “Austin, Houston, and San Antonio are all an easy drive from Smithville, but you can leave all that big city behind. For businesses, this means less time and money lost in traffic, a quieter business environment, and faster access to three major cities instead of one.”

Smithville, TX, becomes a GLSI Elite Location

About Smithville:

Smithville is a small, rural Texas town, and a great place to do business. It has been a Gigabit City since 2013. Smithvillians are friendly, creative, and inventive; and its history, charm, amenities, and terrific school district provide everything needed for a high quality of life. “Everything is possible in Smithville!” (Richard D. Latham, past Chair of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce). Smithville is the “Heart of the Megapolis”! Located in Central Texas on Highway 71, Smithville is 35 to 45 minutes from AUS-Austin, one hour from San Marcos, 90 minutes from San Antonio, two hours from Houston, and 3-1/2 hours from Dallas/Ft. Worth by highway. I-10 is about 20 minutes south of Smithville, and I-35 is about 40 minutes west.


Smithville, TX, becomes a GLSI Elite Location

About Global Site Location Industries, GSLI

Global Site Location Industries, LLC (formerly known as the World Economic Development Alliance) is a site location firm founded in 1994. GSLI has helped over 1,200 companies identify economic development professionals that could assist them with their site location decisions. We have over 75 site location expert offices nationwide. We use the Project Qualification Team to conduct our initial interviews with companies to identify the viability of a project. The balance of our staff is customer service, project managers, production, web designers, and finance.