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Wedged in between Austin and San Antonio, the city of San Marcos has seen immense growth in the past few decades as the area slowly molds into a metroplex. (Greater San Marcos Partnership/Facebook)

In 2013, as the city of San Marcos was recognized as the nation's fastest-growing city by the U.S. Census Bureau for the first time, journalist and entrepreneur Melissa Jewett knew a change was coming.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company would relocate its headquarters from California to Austin.

Just days after rumors swirled about the tech company's relocation, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday that the company would follow its billionaire leader and move its headquarters to Austin.

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