A Thriving Community

McAllen, Texas is consistently ranked as one of the best places in the country to live and do business.  With a booming economy, progressive business practices and a low-cost of living, it is easy to see why.  FInd out more about our thriving community.

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Market Profile

Top 10 City in the US with the Biggest Influx of People, Most Work Opportunities, and Hottest Business Growth – ATT.NET, 2018
McAllen Business Toolkit

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Start a Business

Learn how to establish your business in the McAllen area

Start a Business

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McAllen Magazine

An annual publication that provides information about the McAllen community.

McAllen Community Magazine

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McAllen Economic Pulse

A monthly chamber publication that provides a summary of the McAllen area's economic growth.

Economic Pulse

Startup McAllen

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce offers programs to attract, retain and encourage inventors and entrepreneurs to successfully launch their ideas to market.

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Lunch and Learn

This program consists of inviting the entire membership to have lunch with us and hear presentations about different interesting topics. Our program occurs in two cycles throughout the year, spring and fall. Each cycle we have 3 different seminars. Meaning that in a year we have six or more different presentations. The event happens between 12-2pm at the McAllen Chamber.

Upcoming Events


1st Seminar:

September 29, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm 

"Achieve Your Goals Faster" by Emeralda Adame from Consulting Firm, LLC


2nd Seminar:

October 14, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

"Enabling Social Commerce for your Business" by Alex Garrido - UTRGV




3rd Seminar:

November 5, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

"Addressing the Elephant in the Room: How to Handle Difficult Conversation" by Dr. Alexandra E. Highes from E Bite Project

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Business Opportunities

McAllen Top 5 Small Business Awards

The Top 5 Small Business Awards is an easy way to increase exposure and provide a great way to tell the success story of any enterprise.
Top 5

McAllen Business Expo

The Business Expo is McAllen’s and the Region’s premier opportunity to grow a business.

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Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business - a lemonade stand.

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Buy McAllen

BuyMcAllen.com is the perfect forum for businesses to advertise promotions and specials to thousands of consumers throughout the area.
Buy McAllen

How to sell on amazon


Watch this guide on how to sell on Amazon. We will be discussing: types of accounts, brand registry, costs and fees, keywords and seo, timeliness and tools to help your product suceed.

Creating an e-commerce website

Check out our live conversation with Cobalt Digital Marketing. Today we are going to be talking about how to create an e-commerce website on your own and how to drive traffic to it!

Information and Resources

Cost of Living Index

Citizens and corporations are continually on the move and looking for the best place to call home.

Cost of Living Index

Clubs and Organizations

View the 2019 Club and Organization Guide for information on what the McAllen Chamber has to offer.

Clubs & Organizations

McAllen Major Employers

McAllen has a thriving economy. Click here to see a list of our major employers.

McAllen Major Employers

Business Counseling Services

Consulting services are available FREE to small businesses.

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