South Texas Holiday Events Attract Thousands of Visitors to the Region!

Every holiday season, you can find families planning out their Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations by looking for events and festivities to attend. Growing immensely as a destination for shopping and events, the holiday season in the Rio Grande Valley brings a bigger amount of visitors each year due to the many festivities that can’t be... read more

PSJA Memorial Early College High School Students to Host Business and Community Expo on November 17th

PSJA Memorial Early College High School and its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department will be hosting a Business and Community Expo on November 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the campus’s gym. Memorial ECHS Skills USA Club will be the event’s proud host. Invest in the fifth largest MSA in Texas!... read more

Franchises on the Rise in Creating Jobs and Increasing Consumer Spending

The Rio Grande Valley is growing tremendously with franchises. The American restaurant and entertainment venue, Dave & Busters, will open its first location in McAllen, Bob’s Steak & Chophouse will be opening in Edinburg and Cost Plus: World Market and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store will be doing business in Pharr. With new and bigger... read more

Leading the Way Through Ecotourism with the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Ecotourism supports conservation efforts and the observation of wildlife. Natural habitats across the country are often threatened or in the process of declining rapidly. With growing trends for greener initiatives, ecotourism has been one of the fastest-growing sectors since the 1990’s. That’s why the City of Alamo understands that the monumental attraction that contributes to... read more

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

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