Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission
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    Our mission is to provide regional leadership in a collaborative effort to facilitate job growth. 
    The Alexandria Area is a regional center sustaining a vibrant, growing economy that is attractive to
    businesses and to a capable, productive workforce.
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    The AAEDC works with entrepreneurs and small businesses to:
              Successfully plan and start up
              Identify available facilities and land
              Bridge commercial financial needs
              Provide demographic and statistical information
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    The Alexandria area is a great location for businesses to grow and succeed.
    The area is experiencing significant growth both in terms of commercial expansion and
    development. This growth, partnered with the areas strong manufacturing base, regional healthcare,
    educational systems, and retail sales strength serves as a strong base to support a wide variety of businesses.
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News & Events

How to Start a Small Business

Want to start a business? The West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (WC MN SBDC) is offering an introductory training about how to start your own business. When: Thursday, Nov. 19th from 6:00-9:00pm

InnovateHER 2016: Innovating For Women Business Challenge

Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching InnovateHER, nationwide competition, to find the most innovative products and services that...

Business Startup

To learn more about the benefits of starting and growing your business in the Alexandria area, available land and buildings, business financial assistance and incentives, upcoming entrepreneur and small business training opportunities, or for more detailed information on assistance programs and services offered by the AAEDC and our partner organizations, contact the AAEDC

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Site Selectors

Located in the heart of Minnesota’s Lakes Area and at the intersection of key Upper Midwest transportation infrastructure routes, the Alexandria area is a great location for businesses to grow and succeed. The area is experiencing significant growth both in terms of commercial expansion and develop, and population and has been identified by Site Selection Magazine as Minnesota’s Fastest Growing Micropolitan Statistical Area in 2007 & 2009.




Our annual reports highlight the growth and accomplishments throughout the year in Alexandria and in Douglas County regarding economic and demographics factors.



Alexandria Regional Manufacturing Companies


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