As part of one of the fastest growing regions in the state of Texas, the City of Alamo offers businesses plenty opportunity for growth and success. Properties along Interstate 2 are prime locations for retail. Alamo’s geographical location positions it to serve a platform for regional distribution. This includes its proximity to Mexico, the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, and the future International Bridge Trade Corridor. The City of Alamo stands ready to welcome business. The City has a good track record of offering incentives via its economic development corporation or chapter 380 agreement. Businesses locating to Alamo have access to large workforce and efficient transportation. Add to this a great quality of life and low cost of living and you only have one question, “Why am I not in business in Alamo?!”
The City of Alamo is located along Interstate 2 (Expressway 83) in eastern Hidalgo County, Texas. It is part of the McAllen MSA, one of the fastest growing MSAs in Texas. The City is 7.7 Miles from the City of McAllen, 8.5 miles from Edinburg, 26.5 Miles from Harlingen and 43.5 miles from Brownsville. It is immediately neighbored by the City of San Juan to the west, the City of Edinburg to the north, the City of Donna to the east, and the City of Pharr to the south.
The City of Alamo has a general Primary Retail Trade Area population of 83,210. Market analysis of this trade area indicates a retail demand of $495M. The market potential for the City increases with the influx of Winter Texans and Mexican Nationals.
The City of Alamo was established in 1909 and incorporated in 1924. It is best known for being home to the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, a 2,088 acres federal preserve that attracts 132,000 visitors annually. The City also benefits from its proximity to the Basilica of San Juan Shrine. The Shrine attracts over a 1 million pilgrims a year who help contribute to the City’s economy as patrons at Alamo’s shops and hotels.
Commercially, Alamo has anchor tenants such as Walmart, HEB, and the Alamo Mercadome. Second tier retailers in City include Bealls, Cato Fashions, Walgreens, CVS and Morelos Supermarket. Additional retail is represented by stores such as Family Dollar, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree. The Alamo retail sector is rounded out by local mom and pop stores which results in Alamo having a commercial vacancy rate of 3.4%.
Alamo hosts notable food chains such as Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Whataburger, Little Cesar’s, Pizza Hut, Peter Piper Pizza, Stars, Subway, Church’s Chicken, and Wing Stop. Alamo also has locally recognized full service restaurants such as Carmelita’s, Tower Burger, and The Original Willie’s Barbeque.
According to the 2020 US Census Bureau, the City of Alamo had an estimated population 19,521 and has grown to 21,705 in 2022. The City has a Home Rule type of government with a Mayor and four member City Commission. Each commissioner is elected to a 4 year term. The City of Alamo has a median household income of $47,935, with an average household income of 62,898. Thirty-three point twenty-eight (33.28%) of the population 25 years or older has some college education.