4 Reasons Why Alamo Should Be Your First Choice to Create a Start-Up

From La Plaza Mall in McAllen to multiple shopping and entertainment centers in Pharr and Edinburg, the areas surrounding Alamo have grown substantially in recent years. Alamo itself has grown at an impressive rate and is now home to such franchise locations as H-E-B, Walmart and Walgreens. Although increasing in size and population, Alamo is... read more


Alamo’s Watermelon Festival: Mark Your Calendar for this Fun, Family-Friendly Event on May 12th

What once started as a way to highlight Alamo’s agricultural history has since turned into a highly-anticipated, yearly event for people all over the Rio Grande Valley. With temperatures slowly making their way into triple digits, it’s no wonder that Alamo’s Watermelon Festival is a must-attend event for many. What better way to fight the... read more


Find Success by Building Your Business in Alamo, Just Minutes Away from McAllen, Edinburg, and Mission!

The McAllen, Edinburg and Mission region is the fifth largest metropolitan area in Texas. As one of the fastest growing regions in the state, this area has become a tourist mecca, attracting a robust workforce and strong retail economy. Start-up businesses, businesses looking to expand and businesses relocating are all gravitating to McAllen, Edinburg and... read more


Introducing a New Small Business Micro-Loan Program to South Texas

Entrepreneurs have been taking to South Texas by storm with food trucks, boutiques and other small business ventures. It creates a variety of options when shopping, dining or looking for personalized services. The Alamo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) wants to keep the entrepreneurial spirit growing by introducing a new small business micro-loan program that will... read more


Enriching Alamo: A Look at the Alamo Museum

The Alamo Museum started as a concept introduced by several advocates in the community. The city’s rich culture and historic ties have fostered Alamo’s growth, which led to the Museum Start Up Committee’s creation in 2015. That same year, Carol Moering, a committee member, received a donation on behalf of the city, the mayor and... read more


Your Greatest Spring Break Adventure: Visiting Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Spring Break takes place during March or April, as it varies. Texas’ Spring Break lands on March 12th through the 18th. Thousands of families and college students will scramble to plan out their entire week-long vacation, wondering where to go and what to do. One of the best hidden gems of South Texas for families... read more


6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

Starting your own business is rewarding. Being your own boss is a dream that thousands aspire to be. Although people are enamored by the thought of scheduling their own hours, gaining a great amount of income and ultimately succeeding with their ideas and products, building a business from the ground up is challenging. The truth... read more


A New Program in Hidalgo County That Assists Small Businesses

Offering up to $20,000 to eligible businesses, the Hidalgo County Small Town Economic Development Grant Program is assisting small business owners in unincorporated areas of the county and in cities with a population of 20,000 or less. The deadline to apply is March 15th. More information can be found here. About the Hidalgo County Small... read more


Bringing Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services to Alamo

The expansion of Touchstone Communities® is looking to be a promising development for the future of Alamo. Scheduled to open in early 2018, the facility owns 130 beds and 50,000+ sq. ft. of space that offers skilled nursing, long-term care, rehabilitation, memory care, behavioral care and respite care. Residents in the new community will enjoy... read more


A 2018 New Year Goal: Start a Business in South Texas!

We’re well into 2018, meaning you’ve more than likely started your New Year’s resolutions. While the majority of resolutions involve a healthier diet, more exercising or better spending habits, there are some entrepreneurs who have their sights set on something grander. The new year is the best time for any entrepreneur to take the next... read more


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