Changes Have Been Made to Our Small Business Assistance Programs!

Our country is experiencing a never-before-seen crisis, and our economy is hurting. This is especially true for small businesses. Small businesses are the foundation of our communities and employ nearly half of the American workforce. The Alamo EDC knows this and is committed to helping local business owners. We’ve begun modifying our loan programs, and... read more

U.S. Small Business Administration to Lend a Helping Hand via Long-Term, Low-Interest Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced on March 20th that it would begin offering long-term, low-interest loans to help small businesses affected by COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. These low-interest loans are part of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and are designed to add working capital to small businesses going through economic... read more

Big Changes Are Coming to the Alamo EDC’s Micro-Loan Program!

The Alamo EDC is always working toward helping local businesses move forward, and recent changes to our lending program show how committed we are to help. The Micro-Loan Program is one of several incentives that we offer. It helps businesses with repairs or renovations via low-interest loans. It’s a self-sustaining program that uses the interest... read more

Business in Alamo: Why You Should Purchase a Commercial Property in Our City

As the Rio Grande Valley continues to grow, the need for more commercial properties increases in demand. When it comes to business, it’s all about location, location, location. If you’re looking for a place that’s close to bustling areas like McAllen but is far enough to maintain that unique, small-town Texas feel, then don’t look... read more

Mark Your Calendar for the Alamo EDC Small Business Workshop on January 29th!

If you’re a soon-to-be entrepreneur or small business owner thinking of opening or relocating your company, then consider attending the FREE Alamo EDC Small Business Workshop on January 29th from noon until 1:00 PM at 715 US Business 83 in Alamo. Lunch will also be provided! The workshop will focus on Alamo’s Revolving Loan Program,... read more

For Soon-to-Be Entrepreneurs, Take Note of How to Write an Effective Business Plan!

Starting your own business has many advantages, and it all begins with a well-thought-out and well-written business plan. As December is “Write a Business Plan Month,” we want to encourage you to extend that thought past this month and well into 2020. Starting a business can be both exciting and scary, but by putting a... read more

Take Advantage of the “Meet Me in Alamo” Campaign and Get a FREE T-Shirt!

The Alamo EDC’s main objectives are to help the city grow economically and foster a healthy commercial environment for local entrepreneurs. Now that the holiday season is here, the Alamo EDC wants to reward citizens across the Valley that spend their money in our city with the Meet Me in Alamo Campaign! Read on to... read more

Learn How the Micro-Loan Program Works Before Starting Your Business!

At the Alamo Economic Development Corporation (EDC), we’re always working towards fostering a healthy economic environment for the city. Throughout the year, we host business workshops and seminars with information about different grants and business loans that we have available for those wanting to begin a commercial venture. Last year, with help from the USDA... read more

The Alamo EDC Invites You to Attend the Small Business Grant Workshop on November 20th!

The Alamo EDC always goes above and beyond to cultivate a climate of economic growth through various incentives and commercial-friendly events. On Wednesday, November 20th, we will be hosting the Small Business Grant Workshop to help local business owners and entrepreneurs learn how their commercial venture can qualify for a grant! The workshop is FREE... read more

Why You Should Consider Taking Advantage of a Franchise Opportunity in the City of Alamo!

Starting a business from scratch can be an uphill battle, and without direction or guidance, your young company’s chances of surviving can be low. However, if you have a business model, then you already have a better chance of succeeding. The great news is that, with franchising, a business model can be created for you!... read more

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