Alamo is at the Forefront of Direct Routes to International Trading in South Texas!

The Rio Grande Valley is at the forefront of international trade, making it a desirable location for many manufacturing and corporate companies. With direct access to over nine ports of entry, neighborhood water ports capable of transporting millions of tons of cargo and with available public and commercial airports, businesses have many options to international... read more


New, Big Developments Will Bring Growth to Alamo and the Valley

To get an idea of how large the population of the Rio Grande Valley is, it outnumbers the population of nine states in the nation. With an estimated 1.4 million residents, forecasts show the population reaching an estimated 2.5 million by 2040, bringing in new and bigger retail developments, attractions and education opportunities. McAllen is... read more


Retail is Booming in the Rio Grande Valley Despite the Peso’s Decline

Some investors might be hesitant to relocate to the Rio Grande Valley due to the declining Mexican peso against the U.S. dollar and the controversial talk of politics and giant border walls. But, despite the weakness of the peso and the upcoming election, Mexican Nationals continue to travel across the border and spend millions in... read more


Welcome Another Popular Business to Alamo, Happy Pocket Thrift Shop!

Businesses are always looking to expand. A great international marketplace with distinctive consumers, a growing economy and near McAllen, Edinburg and Mission, Alamo is attracting countless businesses looking for more land, a niche clientele and stronger retail potential. One business that has found a second location in Alamo is the newly opened Happy Pocket Thrift... read more


McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Ranked as the 5th Largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in Texas

With constant job growth, a low cost of living and easily accessible international trade, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan statistical area has grown into a population of over 800,000 residents, surpassing El Paso, Killeen-Temple and Beaumont-Port Arthur. This now makes the Rio Grande Valley the fifth largest MSA in Texas as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.... read more


Wholesale Distributor and Alamo EDC Move Forward to Success

Together with the Alamo EDC, Medek LLC has been approved to establish their location in the beautiful City of Alamo. With big plans to open a warehouse and office building, Medek LLC is expected to bring jobs and assist with the city’s continuous growth. This project represents a $1 million investment achieved through the Alamo... read more


What to Consider When Getting a Small Business Loan

Whether you’re a startup, small business or a company looking to expand, supporting your growth at any stage of development relies on funds. Your company may very well be looking into applying for a small business financing loan. When deciding on these, it’s important to consider several key factors. Looking for a local incentive that... read more


The City of Alamo’s Willie’s Bar-B-Q is Doubling in Size!

Everyone across the Rio Grande Valley knows about Willie’s Bar-B-Q’s delicious beef brisket, chicken, ribs and fajitas. This local landmark has been serving mouth-watering food for residents throughout South Texas for over 20 years and has been generating constant praise from visitors. It’s through great recommendations that Willie’s received statewide recognition for its food by... read more


We Hope to See You at the SBDC SmartStart Seminars Through the end of 2016!

Looking to market your brilliant idea? Interested in starting your own business? The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Small Business Development Center will be holding a FREE SmartStart orientation session for aspiring business owners at the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce on August 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. This event continues on Tuesday,... read more


Succeed with Alamo’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ)

TIRZ properties are highlighted in red. The City of Alamo is gaining traction with new businesses opening on a regular basis. Being conveniently located near bigger cities like McAllen and Edinburg means that our city is the ideal choice when deciding where to locate new and established businesses. Local businesses can collaborate with the Alamo... read more


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