Get Ready for the City of Alamo’s 5th Annual Watermelon Festival!

It’s almost that time of year again where all watermelon lovers gather for some food, fun and music at the City of Alamo’s 5th Annual Watermelon Festival. Scheduled for Saturday, May 13th from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Alamo’s Central Park, this year’s festival will bring back all of your favorite watermelon-inspired festivities, kiddie... read more


What You Should do When Planning to Start a Business in South Texas

Starting a business is a big step in Texas. Not only do they help the state’s economy through job creation and e-commerce, they also change the market landscape. The same can be said for small businesses in the Rio Grande Valley. If you’ve dreamt of opening a business in South Texas but have no idea... read more


A Few Reasons to Fall in Love with the City of Alamo!

Alamo is an emerging location with vibrant eateries, attractions, and events. Residents and visitors have fallen in love with this city for several reasons, including a robust economy, low living costs and a close proximity to the international border. Alamo has everything for everyone! Here are a few more reasons why you’ll love it here!... read more


6 Reasons Why You Should do Business in South Texas

South Texas is growing tremendously with new restaurants, expansions and exciting events, all attracting an increasing amount of tourism. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area becoming the fifth largest metropolitan statistical area only proves this growth. South Texas serves as a tourist mecca with a robust workforce and strong retail economy that’s beneficially located near the international border.... read more


10 Things to do Before Starting Your Business in South Texas

Have you been dreaming of owning and operating your own business? Have you had an idea that never came to fruition? Business is booming in South Texas and your commercial idea can be a part of that success. Before dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s, however, the Alamo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) wants for... read more


A Look at a Few Growing Businesses and Expansions Near Alamo

The South Texas business climate is booming, and a big part of that success comes from the City of McAllen. With new million-dollar planned developments, more educational opportunities and new restaurants attracting more visitors, the city is a big name player in the Rio Grande Valley. Looking for a prime business location that’s close to... read more


Kayaking at the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge

Alamo’s prime ecotourism hotspot, the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, is having FREE kayaking on Sunday, January 15th from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Pay the admission fee ($4 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and $2 for children) and then hop on a kayak! Is your business invested in a greener tomorrow? Join the City... read more


What Incentives Are Available for Your Business?

If you’re starting a business or are looking for available options to expand or relocate, there are several incentives to help you. While direct bank loans can seem like the only option, cities and small business organizations offer a wide range of other incentives and programs to make things easier. Looking for a great location... read more


6 Crucial Tips for Business Success in 2017

2017 is underway with a range of possibilities available to you and your business. If you’re looking to start a business or are planning for a more successful year, the Alamo EDC has six crucial tips that can help you start 2017 on the right foot. Are you a business looking to expand? The Alamo... read more


The Best Locations to Open Your Business in South Texas

The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area made waves midyear with their populations ranking as the fifth largest Metropolitan Statistical Area, surpassing El Paso. Covering all of Hidalgo County, the Rio Grande Valley’s region near the border added jobs at a faster rate than the rest of the state overall. With 1.3 million residents, businesses big and small have... read more


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