Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission
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Business Startup

The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) works with entrepreneurs and small businesses of all types to: 

  • Successfully plan and start up
  • Identify available facilities and land
  • Bridge commercial financial needs
  • Provide demographic and statistical information

These services are completely confidential and provided free of charge to the businesses and residents of Douglas County, MN. In addition, a variety of small business training opportunities are presented by the AAEDC and its partner organizations to provide access to regional experts and training for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Training program participation normally requires a minimal attendance fee.

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 at, (320) 763-4545 or visit Small Business Training.

Another good resource on entrepreneurship.