The Rio Grande City EDC offers a number of resources and opportunities for small business owners. We are ready to help you get started. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!
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Let us be your advocate in City Hall to put you in touch with the right person and follow up to make sure you have a response.

Rio Grande City

Planning Department

Visit the Planning Department for more information to assist you with your project. 


for a Permit

All applications and forms must be submitted to the RGC Planning Department.


Sales Tax Permit

Texas requires a Sales Tax Permit which new applicants can complete online.


Identification Number

 Employer ID numbers may be obtained by completing SS-4 forms provided by the IRS.

The Rio Grande City EDC provides a selection of incentives for businesses of every size.
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Helping to develop and sustain economic vitality in downtown Rio Grande City.

Preservation Tax Incentives

The Texas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

Texas Main Street

Design Request Form

Services available to individual building and business owners within the designated Main Street District. 



 Experience our history, hospitality and South Texas charm and find your place in Historic Downtown Rio Grande City.

Main Street

is open for business! 

 Download this reference guide to opening a business in downtown Rio Grande City. 

The Rio Grande City EDC is pleased to announce to the community that you are open for business and we’ve compiled a Ribbon Cutting Guide to help make your event easy and fun to plan.

Locate, start, and expand in Rio Grande City

34 Acres FM 755
Rio Grande City Med
Former Family Dollar
Former Chico Rio
Historic Downtown
Historic Downtown
Historic Downtown
Starr Plaza
Trophy Plex
Trophy Plex
Central Rio Grande City
West Side Commercial
The Rio Grande City EDC provides a selection of incentives for businesses of every size.
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Ready for RGC? We're ready to help.