Positively Impacting the Community with the Help of the Alamo EDC and VIDA

The Alamo Economic Development Corporation is a firm believer in making an impact within the community, whether it’s a fundraiser, toy drive or helping residents. Together with the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA), the Alamo EDC is able to empower underserved residents in the Alamo community with tools, education and training to become... read more


7 Reasons Why Texas is the Best Place for Business

Texas has it all, sports events, great tourism and big business. With over 26 million residents, Texas is ranked second in both population and size. Stretching from El Paso to Beaumont and from Amarillo to the Rio Grande Valley, it’s easy to imagine just how large it is. King Ranch in Kingsville alone is nearly... read more


4 Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Business Location

The ever-famous “location, location, location” mantra is more than just a phrase to the wise; it should be the first thing that comes to mind when looking to open your business. Whether franchising or preparing to open a food or retail business, opening up shop at a specific location is a crucial step that can... read more


6 Big Perks of Shopping on Small Business Saturday!

Black Friday will undoubtedly be big. With hundreds of large corporate marketing campaigns pushing for deals and advertisements, it’s easy for small businesses to get overshadowed by the madness. But sales don’t end on Friday; Saturday is also a shopping holiday designated for small companies! Held annually the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday has... read more


South Texas Holiday Events Attract Thousands of Visitors to the Region!

Every holiday season, you can find families planning out their Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations by looking for events and festivities to attend. Growing immensely as a destination for shopping and events, the holiday season in the Rio Grande Valley brings a bigger amount of visitors each year due to the many festivities that can’t be... read more


PSJA Memorial Early College High School Students to Host Business and Community Expo on November 17th

PSJA Memorial Early College High School and its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department will be hosting a Business and Community Expo on November 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the campus’s gym. Memorial ECHS Skills USA Club will be the event’s proud host. Invest in the fifth largest MSA in Texas!... read more


Franchises on the Rise in Creating Jobs and Increasing Consumer Spending

The Rio Grande Valley is growing tremendously with franchises. The American restaurant and entertainment venue, Dave & Busters, will open its first location in McAllen, Bob’s Steak & Chophouse will be opening in Edinburg and Cost Plus: World Market and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store will be doing business in Pharr. With new and bigger... read more


Leading the Way Through Ecotourism with the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Ecotourism supports conservation efforts and the observation of wildlife. Natural habitats across the country are often threatened or in the process of declining rapidly. With growing trends for greener initiatives, ecotourism has been one of the fastest-growing sectors since the 1990’s. That’s why the City of Alamo understands that the monumental attraction that contributes to... read more


Texas A&M Coming to McAllen, Will Bring More Education Opportunities

It was announced in 2015 that Texas A&M University’s flagship campus in College Station signed an agreement to open a satellite campus in McAllen. Earlier this year, the Texas A&M University Board of Regents approved conceptual plans for the first academic building in McAllen and appropriated $36 million for its construction. The last step was... read more


Helping Businesses With Our Revolving Loan Program

Small businesses are essential to the economy of the Unites States. Providing 55% of all jobs in the United States and accounting for 54% of all U.S. sales, small businesses make a big impact by creating jobs, encouraging competition and stimulating the economy. Alamo and the city’s EDC know the contributions that these businesses make... read more


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