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

Putting Imaginations to Work with the Alamo EDC

Alamo is a vibrant city with enormous potential. Being a part of the fifth largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in Texas, Alamo has various perks for businesses looking to locate to this vibrant city. With a business concept to build more interest in the community, the Alamo EDC knew that the best people to help with... read more

How the Revolving Loan Program Helped the Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q Expand Their Restaurant

Throughout South Texas, tasty food can be found, but only a few places have achieved such recognition that Texas Monthly can declare to be one of the best in the world! The Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q has been serving mouth-watering food to residents throughout Texas for over 20 years with nonstop praise and recognition. With such... read more

Alamo, the Perfect Location for Franchising in South Texas!

There was a big buzz when Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened in Pharr, and there was an even bigger buzz when American restaurant and entertainment business Dave & Buster’s announced a location would open in McAllen. Restaurant franchises are abundant in South Texas, with competition more rampant in McAllen, Pharr and Edinburg. Bust out... read more

Strategically Locating Your Business in South Texas

Retail is booming in South Texas, attracting newer and bigger developments across the Rio Grande Valley. Just last year, retail sales for the region reached $11.8 billion and are expected to reach $25 billion by 2030. The Valley as a whole has also been ranked as the fifth largest metropolitan statistical area in Texas, surpassing... read more

Willie’s Sweets Finds the Perfect Location in Alamo

From raspas to regional specialty dishes like fresas con crema, there is an abundance of sweets that can be found only in the Rio Grande Valley. One shop has captivated people from all over the United States, making everyone’s mouth water from their delicious-looking sweets. If the vibrant colors or friendly staff waving at you... read more

Higher Education Opportunities Near Alamo for Your Children!

The population of the Rio Grande Valley has boomed past 1 million thanks to the unbelievable growth the area has seen over the last few years. With more people investing in so much of southern Texas, developments have relocated and new ones are created due to the growing population. The most notable investment is the... read more

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

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