Alamo: The Hidden Gem of the Rio Grande Valley

Rio Grande Valley Business is Booming in AlamoWith a diverse community, low cost of living and great cities, the Rio Grande Valley is a unique place for attracting people from around the globe. The impact of our growing population has also caused major expansions, resulting in more businesses calling the Rio Grande Valley home. There is one city, however, that is benefiting from the area’s success without the high cost of taxes while maintaining great initiatives for businesses.

With a booming economy, international commerce and great incentives, there is no reason why you shouldn’t move or open your business in Alamo! Contact us today to learn what we can do for you!

The City of Alamo

Alamo provides residents and business owners access to other booming metropolitan areas, such as McAllen and Edinburg. Residents are able to live with a small town charm while having plentiful fun. The recreational fun you can have in Alamo is endless. With multiple parks and festivals, it’s no wonder that families have come to call this magnificent city home. What is especially great is that Alamo has an exceptional natural habitat unlike anyplace else in the United States.

Birding and Ecotourism

The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is a 2,088-acre sanctuary for over 400 species of birds and 300 species of butterflies. Nature tourists visiting Santa Ana exceed 165,000 per year, with 99,000 attending for birding. More than 90% stay three-to-seven nights to experience all that Santa Ana has to offer, including their treetop observation tower and rarities like the indigo snake and endangered ocelot. Other activities and attractions include:

  • Birdwatching
  • Photography
  • Stargazing
  • Nature Trails
  • Hiking
  • Nature Tram
  • Family Fun Day
  • Winter Texan Appreciation Day

This wildlife jewel contributes an estimated $34 million per year into Alamo’s economy. But that isn’t the only thing attracting so many visitors.

An International Gateway

With a total of nine ports of entry into Mexico, the Rio Grande Valley attracts many businesses due to its domestic and international markets. Alamo serves as an international gateway into cities like Nuevo Progreso and Tamaulipas. International trading and commerce only increases when Winter Texans arrive.

Winter Texans

Each winter, tens of thousands of retired travelers arrive in the Valley for a tropical escape from the harsh temperatures of the Northern United States and Canada. These Winter Texans collectively enjoy what the area has to offer, including sparkling beaches, a vibrant local culture and thousands of acres of birdwatching and wildlife opportunities.

Alamo is a popular destination for Winter Texans because of the multitude of retirement parks and communities to choose from. With a variety of on-site activities, live music, craft shows, potlucks, dinners and more, they can easily forget about the freezing temperatures up north.

They can also enjoy amenities available at most resorts, including recreation halls, libraries, game rooms, Internet access, shuffleboard and tennis courts, swimming pools, hot tubs, billiard rooms and exercise rooms. Some of the available RV and mobile home resorts in Alamo include:

  • Winter Ranch
  • Alamo Rose
  • Rec-Veh Park
  • Alamo Palms
  • La Hacienda
  • Royal Palms
  • Trophy Gardens
  • Casa de Valle
  • Alamo Country Club

Expanding in the Rio Grande Valley

With Alamo’s rich diversity of local populations, Winter Texans and international visitors, there is much to look forward to in the next few years. Retail opportunities are thriving and new educational and industrial facilities are on the way, boosting the Rio Grande Valley’s economy and starting a major growth in population.

With a $29.1 million luxury, off-campus student residential community designed to serve the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the area’s first ever IMAX Theatre, a Dave & Busters and mall expansions, residents and visitors alike will be able to take advantage of new and exciting features. There is no better place to invest your business than in Alamo.

Alamo’s Business Incentives

When it comes to incentives in Alamo, we do our best to see your business succeed. Our incentive programs are designed to help your startup or corporation prosper without having to pay high tax rates. From incentives like the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) or the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG), the Alamo EDC works hard to ensure that businesses have the platform to succeed. Whether through festivals, workshops or conferences, we provide the groundwork to foster an economic environment of learning and growth.

Choose Alamo

With great domestic and international markets, diverse culture, major attractions, a close proximity to larger cities and a booming economy, it’s no wonder our area is an attraction for businesses with Alamo reaping many rewards. Learn why more and more successful startups and corporations are choosing our city. To get your company started, or to relocate, contact the Alamo EDC at 956.787.6622.


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