National Hispanic Heritage Month and the Alamo EDC: Promoting Successful Commercial Endeavors in the City

Originally observed as a week-long event in 1968, National Hispanic Heritage Month now lasts from September 15th until October 15th. This month-long period celebrates Hispanic Americans who’ve positively influenced and enriched our country. The observance starts on September 15th because it marks Independence Day for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras... read more


Texas Ranks First in Starting a Business, and the Alamo EDC Wants for Your Company to Succeed!

It goes without saying that launching a new business can be difficult. Unfortunately, if you start yours in the wrong area without doing extensive research on the local economy, you’ll be in for a rude awakening if your company begins failing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of new businesses fail... read more


A New Piece of Commercial Real Estate in Alamo That’s Ready for Purchase!

Texas continues to grow each year with the expansion of businesses and the need for commerce. A size-able portion of the state’s population can be found in Hidalgo County, meaning that this region is ripe with entrepreneurial opportunity. With over 865,000 residents, it has become the seventh most populated county in the state. In May... read more


The City of Alamo Needs a New T-Shirt Design and You Can Help!

Artists and designers of South Texas, the City of Alamo needs your help! We want you to show off your Alamo pride by designing a t-shirt that showcases your love for the city. The Alamo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) seven-member Board of Directors will be judging the competition. Here are the rules: The design must... read more


Celebrate Independence Day with the 3rd Annual 4th of July Festival and Car Show in Alamo!

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and if you aren’t sure where to celebrate this very important national holiday, then bring the family out to the festivities going on in Alamo, Texas! The 3rd Annual 4th of July Festival and Car Show will be presented by the Alamo Lions Club and will... read more


The Lone Star Way: Texas Ranked as the Best State for Women Entrepreneurs

Congratulations, after creating a solid commercial plan, you’re ready to take the first step in starting a business! But this step is the hardest in your new adventure because it involves finding the perfect location. According to a recent study, Texas was ranked as the best state for women entrepreneurs! With this in mind, we’ll... read more


Mark Your Calendars for the Alamo EDC Incentives Workshop on June 19th!

It’s that time of year again when the Alamo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosts the “Small Business Incentives Workshop!” This workshop, scheduled on June 19th from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM at the EDC, aims to educate local business owners and company leaders on how the City of Alamo can help companies to relocate or... read more


5 Places to Find a Loan for Your Small Business in Alamo

Finding the necessary funds for your new business needs the most attention. Several factors can come into play, including your credit score, past lending history, your business plan, and how long your company has been operating. So, whether you plan on opening a mom-and-pop shop or drive-thru convenience store, here are five places and ways... read more


The Five C’s of Credit for Securing a Small Business Loan in Alamo

Congratulations! You’re taking life by the horns by starting your own business and becoming your own boss. You have a solid idea and business plan in hand and are ready to get the ball rolling. Now, you need some capital to start your company, right? Well, before you go any further, have you looked over... read more


4 Tips to Keep in Mind When it Comes to Networking for Your Small Businesses in Alamo

Being a small business owner comes with plenty of challenges, but remember, you are not alone in your journey. There are thousands of others in the same situation as yourself. Sharing knowledge can be beneficial and looking to peers for help is a must. Here are four important tips on why, as a small business... read more


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