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


A Look at the Alamo EDC’s Fantastic Twitter Campaign!

Since October, the Alamo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has been working with the students of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial High School’s Marketing Class to promote city awareness to bring new businesses to Alamo. This unique project not only brought awareness to the city, it also gave students a hands-on approach to modern-day marketing through social media.... read more


Positively Impacting the Community with the Help of the Alamo EDC and VIDA

The Alamo Economic Development Corporation is a firm believer in making an impact within the community, whether it’s a fundraiser, toy drive or helping residents. Together with the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA), the Alamo EDC is able to empower underserved residents in the Alamo community with tools, education and training to become... read more


7 Reasons Why Texas is the Best Place for Business

Texas has it all, sports events, great tourism and big business. With over 26 million residents, Texas is ranked second in both population and size. Stretching from El Paso to Beaumont and from Amarillo to the Rio Grande Valley, it’s easy to imagine just how large it is. King Ranch in Kingsville alone is nearly... read more


4 Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Business Location

The ever-famous “location, location, location” mantra is more than just a phrase to the wise; it should be the first thing that comes to mind when looking to open your business. Whether franchising or preparing to open a food or retail business, opening up shop at a specific location is a crucial step that can... read more


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