City of Alamo Honored with the “Playful City USA” Designation for the Sixth Time

The City of Alamo has been honored with a 2016 “Playful City USA” designation for the sixth time, cementing its place in the KaBOOM! Organization’s list of playful cities across the United States. The national recognition program, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, honors towns and cities across the country for making areas fun and... read more

Start Reducing Your Small Business Tax Bill in Alamo

Tax season has already come and gone, but implementing healthy financial habits will make the process of filing less burdensome next year. It’s something that small businesses don’t look forward to, especially if they haven’t prepared beforehand. An entrepreneur needs to be aware of which taxes to pay, how much will be paid and when... read more

Request for Qualifications for Legal Services

Alamo Economic Development Corporation Public Announcement Request for Qualifications for Legal Services The Alamo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is requesting statements of qualifications and related proposals for legal services.  AEDC is a 4B/Type B Corporation formed under the Texas Development Corporation Act of 1979, as amended. The purpose of the AEDC is to use economic... read more

Bird Watching Attractions and Bringing New Business Opportunities to Alamo

Summers in Texas are known for their humidity and heat. In the Rio Grande Valley, you might want to add a positive factor to that combo - birdwatching. With 14 miles of trails and 2,088 acres of biological diversity, the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge lives up to its name as the “Jewel of the... read more

A Few Watermelon Festival Hacks to Keep in Mind

May has finally arrived and that means plenty of things in Texas - watermelon eating, music festivals, hot weather, pool parties, drinking (responsibly, of course) and barbeques! As the Watermelon Festival draws near, we’re bringing you a handy little hack guide to be the best-prepared Watermelon Festival goer you can be! Take notes! And also,... read more

Learn Why Alamo’s Weather is Great for Your Business

There are many things to take into consideration before starting a small business. Is the idea good enough? Is it profitable? Can the market sustain the business? The one thing most entrepreneurs don’t take into account is, strangely, the weather. Winter weather can put a chill on profits and your bottom line. There’s a perfect... read more

Celebrate National Small Business Week by Shopping Local

If you’re a regular reader of our blogs, you’ll notice that we constantly champion one topic - small business success. It’s our goal to foster an environment that empowers small businesses and entrepreneurs. This week is National Small Business Week, and we’re going to highlight why it’s important to shop local. Fine out how the... read more

The Beer Garden Survival Guide

The 4th Annual Watermelon Festival to be held on May 21st will be a huge event for Alamo. Watermelon contests, musical acts, vendors, kiddie rides at the event will ensure that you will have a great time. But there’s another area of the festival that festivalgoers are anxiously awaiting - the beer garden! Discover the... read more

Watermelon Festival Welcomes Small Businesses

Do you think you have what it takes to compete against the best watermelon seed spitters from the Rio Grande Valley? If so, join us in Alamo for the 4th Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday, May 21st. Vendors, games, activities and the cool-crisp taste of watermelon have all become synonymous with the popular festival, and... read more

Why You Should Buy Land and Bring Your Business to Alamo

Most entrepreneurs and small business owners come from humble beginnings. The basement, dorm room, or garage were all typical locations where some of the most successful businesses started. Eventually after launching a business and after some successful market testing, most must move their operations to an office, purchase a vacant lot or buy a commercial... read more

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