Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission
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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 development. Our population and has been identified by Site Selection Magazine as Minnesota’s Fastest Growing Micropolitan Statistical Area in 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2014 as well as the 6th fastest growing in the Nation. Alexandria was also selected as the 22nd in the top 100 Best Small Towns in America. 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.

Alexandria & Douglas County Business Assets:
  • Transportation accessibility
    • I-94 and MN State Highways 29 & 27
  • Skilled regional workforce
  • Growing population base in all age categories
  • Higher and Continuing education opportunities
  • Strong automated packaging manufacturing businesses
  • Regional healthcare system
  • Diverse regional economy
  • Strongest retail sales levels in Minnesota
    • Nearly 3 times higher than the MN per capita average
  • Commercial financial and tax incentives
To learn more about the business opportunities of the Alexandria and Douglas County region, please contact the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission.