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.

News & Events

2016 Lender Luncheon

Information at the Commercial Lender Luncheon will focus largely on the commonly used business assistance programs and resources available in our region. This luncheon is a great opportunity for lenders and individuals who provide business financing and consultation services to receive clarification on these programs.

Bridging Generational Trends: Preparing For Tomorrow's Workforce

Learn about the different generations that are shoulder to shoulder in your workplace and communities. Develop a clearer understanding of who these generations are, how they differ in their values, and their distinct views of the work world.

Alexandria Area Job Fair

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9 am - 1 pm ​Alexandria Technical & Community College Law Enforcement Gymnasium

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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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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