6 Reasons to Support Small Businesses this Holiday Season!

Have you checked everyone off of your Christmas list yet? Instead of waiting in a never-ending line at a retail store, holding the same gift so many others also have, why not buy a unique one that will keep on giving from a small business in your community? There are plenty of perks that come... read more


South Texas: A Winter Texan’s Dream

While the northern part of the United States will be picking ice off of windshields or getting tangled in multiple layers of clothing, South Texas visitors will be lounging around the pool and exploring all that the region has to offer! The tropical climates of the Rio Grande Valley have enticed thousands of retired travelers,... read more


What to Keep in Mind When Creating a Business Plan

An integral part of starting a business is creating a plan for it. This will serve as a roadmap that projects start-up costs, profitability, market shares and more. It guides you through each stage of starting and managing the business. It can also help you get funding or bring on new partners and investors. Looking... read more


Small Business Saturday: Shopping to Help Your Community

The holiday season is upon us and the countdown to Black Friday is about to begin. Large companies are predicted to spend thousands in marketing for Black Friday and into the holiday season. With this in mind, it’s easy for locally-owned small businesses to be overlooked. That’s why there’s also a shopping holiday for small... read more


How the Revolving Loan Program Can Help Your Business Expand in South Texas

South Texas has grown tremendously over the past decade. New renovations, expansions and developments have pushed the Rio Grande Valley into the forefront of exciting new ventures. This region’s growth has propelled it to the fifth spot on the list of largest metropolitan statistical areas in Texas, surpassing El Paso and Killeen. With more businesses... read more


Why South Texas is the Best Place for Business

South Texas business is booming. New developments like restaurants and retail spaces are sprouting across the Rio Grande Valley. With so much growth, the Valley has surpassed El Paso, Killeen-Temple and Beaumont in being ranked as the fifth largest metropolitan statistical area in Texas. Serving as a tourist mecca with a robust workforce and strong... read more


Why You Should be Spending Your Winter in South Texas!

While many will be picking ice of off their windshields or clearing snow from driveways, Texans will be relaxing underneath a blissful sun. While there’s been snow in areas like Dallas and Austin, true “snowbirds”, or Winter Texans, know that the best place to relax from harsh winter months is in the Rio Grande Valley.... read more


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... read more


The Alamo Nature Park is Now Open!

Take a stroll through the beautiful outdoors, enjoy a game of T-ball or splash around underneath the sunshine at the new Alamo Nature Park! Earlier this month, the official ribbon-cutting for the park took place where the public was invited to enjoy all of its amenities. It’s located at 1312 W. Duranta Ave. behind the... read more


Transforming the Rio Grande Valley into a Bike-Friendly Community

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council and the Hidalgo County Metropolitan Planning Organization (HCMPO) have joined forces to transform the region into a more biking-friendly community through the Bike Friendly Business (BFB) Program. With the assistance of Texas A&M, qualifying businesses can fill out an application to receive a free bike rack! Each business... read more


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