Once Again, Texas Ranks First as the Best State to Start a Business!

One of the reasons a business fails is due to location. Deciding where a company plants its roots can be crucial to its success. Providing a business-friendly environment with skilled workers, affordable commercial properties, and access to building materials is possible in Texas. According to financial website WalletHub.com, Texas was named the best state to... read more

Alamo Business Spotlight: The Landmark on Tower

103 N. Tower Rd. (956) 460-1766 Opening in September 2021 On the bustling corner of Business 83 and Tower Rd. you’ll spot The Landmark on Tower, a soon-to-be eatery where friends will become family. Co-owner Roy Landa wanted a place in the community where families can spend time together while enjoying delicious food on a... read more

An Incredible Commercial Property for Sale in Alamo is on the Market!

If you’re a business owner looking to upgrade to a larger property, then the Alamo EDC is here to help! We work with the City of Alamo, Hidalgo County, the State of Texas, and Federal economic development officials to help entrepreneurs and business owners find the best commercial real estate on the market. A recent... read more

Alamo Business Spotlight: El Carmelo Convenience Store

1451 W. FM 495 (956) 878-0551 Open every day from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM Just north of the Alamo Flea Market, you’ll find one of Alamo’s newest businesses: El Carmelo Convenience Store. This business opened its doors on June 15, 2021, and has already built a steady clientele. Why Open a Convenience Store in... read more

What You Should Know About the Alamo EDC’s Revolving Loan Program

Economic development near McAllen is thriving, and the City of Alamo is expanding! So many entrepreneurs are opening up businesses in Alamo, and if you already have a company set up and are considering an expansion, then the Alamo EDC can help with our Revolving Loan Program. Here’s what you should know. How Can My... read more

Helping Veteran-Owned Business in Alamo, Texas

Veteran-owned companies account for 9.2% of all businesses in Texas. Our state has programs that can help active-duty, reservists, service-disabled, and military spouses start or expand their companies in the Lone Star State. Here are some resources that can help if you plan to start or relocate your business to Alamo! Click on each program’s... read more

Alamo Business Spotlight: Railyard 83 Icehouse

106 N. 9th Street  (956) 783-3287 Hours: Closed Mondays Tuesday from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM Wednesday from 3:00 PM until 12:00 AM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 3:00 PM until 2:00 AM Sunday from 2:00 PM until 11:00 PM   To View Our Menu, click here In the heart of Alamo is a Texas-style... read more

If You Want to do Business in Alamo, Then Consider a Franchise!

Opening a franchise in Alamo with a brand name, corporate training, and a proven business plan can greatly increase your chance of success. But if you aren’t sure which franchise is best for you, then here are two with minimal investment fees! Frios Gourmet Pops Founded in 2013, Frios Gourmet Pops is a mobile, tie-dyed... read more

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Can Help Your Business in Alamo During the Pandemic!

Great news for restauranteurs, bar owners, and caterers in Alamo, additional COVID-relief funds are now available! As part of the American Rescue Plan Act, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) offers additional resources for: Restaurants Food trucks, food stands, and food carts Catering businesses Bars, saloons, lounges, and taverns Bakeries with at least 33% of gross... read more

Alamo Business Spotlight: Forum Exchange

801 E. Austin Avenue  (956) 530-9421 Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM In the City of Alamo’s downtown district, you’ll find a blend of country décor with modern home furnishings at Forum Exchange. This shop was founded by Priscilla Cepeda and Mannie Cuellar in August of 2019 and offers a variety... read more

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