WELCOME TO ALEXANDRIA, MN!
The Alexandria, MN region is one of the fastest growing communities in Minnesota. In addition to the strong and diverse local economy featuring manufacturing, healthcare, education, service, retail, and tourism, the region features a quality of life and access to infrastructure that few micropolitan communities (populations of 10,000-50,000) can rival.
Regional Job Opportunities
The Alexandria, MN regional community is home to a wide variety of businesses which creates a diverse job market. To view information on current openings with regional manufacturing and healthcare companies (and other companies), click on the link below.
For more information on Alexandria Technical & Community College's Manufacturing Boot Camp training opportunities in 2013, click on these links: Manufacturing Boot Camp
The Alexandria/Douglas County Area is home to a variety of industry clusters that make up a well-balanced economic environment. The strong local economy in combination with a skilled workforce, attractive natural environment, and exceptional transportation accessibility continues to encourage growth throughout the region.
NEWS & EVENTS
A variety of events available throughout the area.
Jefferson High School Redevelopment
The AAEDC along with the LAEDA is working on acquiring the funding necessary to purchase the 44-acre Jefferson High School site.
A feasibility study compared the costs of renovating and reusing the JHS structure versus razing it and moving ahead with new construction. If purchased, the property could become a campus-like setting for future medical and manufacturing business, education and training opportunities.
The LAEDA is asking for $2.9 million - $2 million for the property acquisition and $900,000 for building demolition and abatement.
The funding request was included in Senate File 2457 introduced by State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) and House File 2641 by State Representative Mary Franson (R-Alexandria).
Sen. Ingebrigtsen noted, “This regional property would lead to growth in the medical, education industries and training opportunities due to the enhanced services that would be available.”
Rep. Franson said, “Because of this project, Minnesotans from across the state will look at our community as a world-class destination for technical education, workforce training, manufacturing and economic development.”
To offer your support for this project, please contact your local representatives.
TOP MICROPOLITAN IN MN
Site Selection Magazine released its "Top Metros and Top Micropolitans" list and Alexandria was listed as the Top Micropolitan in Minnesota, and 6th overall in the nation.
Communities were ranked based upon the number of qualifying significant commercial construction/expansion projects.
AAEDC website Partners in Progress include: