Make Time to Attend the City of Alamo’s Small Business Workshop!

The Alamo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is gearing up for our small business workshop at our offices on September 19th. This event happens twice a year, and we really enjoy educating business owners on opportunities available to them. If you’re an aspiring small business owner in the City of Alamo and would like to learn... read more

Two Very Important Incentives Offered to Entrepreneurs from the Alamo EDC

When trying to get your business up and running, it can be difficult to get everything sorted out. The first step is coming up with a business plan. After this is, you’ll need to figure out where you’re going to locate your business along with the ins and outs that will go into running it.... read more

Disaster Field Operations Center West

SBA to Open Business Recovery Center in Weslaco to Help Businesses Impacted by Severe Storms and Flooding SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S Small Business Administration today announced the opening of an SBA Business Recovery Center in Weslaco to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred beginning June 19.... read more

5 Important Factors to Keep in Mind When Deciding to Start a Business

There can be many obstacles to overcome when it comes to building your own start-up. From technical issues like logistics to the creative aspect of it all, it takes a lot of hard work and involvement to get your business going. Starting one can be scary, especially if you’re focusing on everything that could go... read more

The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge: A Summer Adventure Waiting to Happen in Alamo!

Summer has arrived and it’s time to start adventuring! Rather than spending all season indoors, make a bucket list with all sorts of mini-adventures. You can start with one attraction in Alamo that’s popular and family-friendly! The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge includes birdwatching, hiking trails and so much more! Read on to learn more... read more

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

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