Alamo EDC’s Tips for Restaurants in October to Reel in Customers!

Coming up with marketing ideas for restaurants can be challenging. Fortunately, through October, there will be plenty of fun holidays that you can take advantage of and work into your marketing strategies. This includes:

  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Fire Prevention Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Italian Heritage Month
  • Pastor Appreciation Month

For a complete day-by-day list of holidays, click here.

Marketing can open a wide range of creativity, new audiences and a way for you to connect with your existing customers. Throughout the Rio Grande Valley, you can find a variety of holiday marketing ideas.

Looking for a business location that suits your needs? Contact us today to learn what we can do for you!

More Options for Your Business

Restaurants in Alamo are each one-of-a-kind. The city has become a booming region for restaurants looking to grow, expand or open. Through us, your business can qualify for a number of incentives and accessible programs:

  • Grants to New and Existing Businesses – These grants are based on available resources and are only for offsite improvements where the resulting asset falls within public domain, such as water distribution, sewer collection, drainage, public thoroughfares, medians, street lighting, solid waste collection, signage, etc.
  • USDA-Rural Development: Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) – With this program, EDCs can borrow money from the USDA at 1% for a maximum term of 30 years and acts as intermediary-relending money to ultimate recipients.
  • USDA-Rural Development: Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) – The RBEG program provides grants to EDCs for rural projects that finance and facilitate the development of small and emerging rural businesses while funding distance-learning networks and employment-related adult education programs.
  • RSTEC-Rio South Texas Economic Council-Regional Member – Approach to economic development.
  • Local Business Retention Program – We fulfill our commitment to business retention by supporting local business organizations like the Chamber of Commerce and promotional events like community festivals. We also assist existing businesses on a case-by-case basis depending on the number of jobs created or saved, the investment or equity contribution of the business and the long-term self-sustainability of the project.
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ) – Tax increment financing for projects within identified areas.
  • City Business Analysis – Market Analysis, Leakage Study and UTSA Downtown Revitalization Study for Alamo.

Why Alamo?

Alamo has it all: international trading, prime commercial areas, a strong workforce and a low cost of living. It’s also great for entrepreneurs looking for immediate brand awareness or established businesses looking to make a big impact.

The city’s commercial properties range from 3,000 sq. ft. to 4.9 acres in size. With a retail potential of $500 million within a 10-minute radius, consumer-busy areas like Business 83, Los Alamos Drive, Tower Road and South Alamo Road are prime locations for any business! Combined with a young, bilingual and skilled workforce, we have everything you’ll need to be successful.

Serving as an international gateway to cities like Nuevo Progresso and Tamaulipas, Alamo also provides unique opportunities in international trading and commerce. As one of the fastest-growing metropolitan statistical areas in Texas, businesses thrive in our city.

At Your Service

Throughout the years, we’ve helped numerous businesses with tailored incentives, loans and grants. For more information about all of the Alamo EDC’s business empowerment initiatives, contact us today!


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