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Doing business in the Lower Rio Grande Valley District

Business requirements

SBA’s Business Guide lists the requirements needed to start, grow, and expand your business. Since laws and taxes vary by state, here’s what you need to do before starting your business in our area.

Business name and registration

Register your business name with the county clerk where your business is located. If you are a corporation, you will also need to register with the Secretary of State.

Business licensing and zoning

Licenses are typically administered by a variety of state and local departments. It is important to consider zoning regulations when choosing a site for your business. Contact the local business license office where you plan to locate your business. You may not be permitted to conduct business out of your home or engage in industrial activity in a retail district.


IRS Texas Taxpayer Assistance Center
1810 Hale Ave.
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: 956-365-5185

Texas Department of Revenue Services
T500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Suite 1000
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 361-882-1234

Health and safety

Texas Department of Labor
101 E. 15th St., Room 651
Austin, TX 78778
Phone: 512-475-2670

Texas OSHA
606 N. Carancahua., Suite 700
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 361-888-3420

State small business profiles

Need information on the local business landscape? SBA's Office of Advocacy has the latest demographic and statistics on local small business economic activity.

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Local assistance

Need help? Get free business counseling in your area.

SBA lending in our area

  • Loan programs

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    Learn more about SBA's 7(a) loans, 504 loans, and microloans that you can use for your business.
  • Local lenders

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    Download a list of participating lenders in our area.
  • Lender Match

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    Describe your business needs and get matched with an SBA-backed lender in your area.
  • Lending activity reports

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    View 7(a) and 504 lending activity reports from our district.

Additional local resources

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Última actualización 1 de abril de 2024