• Growing Business

    The Alexandria area is home to an entrepreneurial spirit, add that to the steady economic growth, incentives, start-up assistance and training opportunities…you got yourself a smart place for business.

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  • Area Living

    Not only is the Alexandria area conveniently located to hundreds of lakes and green space,
    but it’s also easily accessible – being near major highways and airports
    making it the perfect place for finding your balanced life.

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  • Great Education

    The Alexandria Area is home to three public school districts and a number of private education options for K-12 learning and The Alexandria Technical & Community College. All of the schools and districts have a strong history and educational framework for academic excellence and provide a wide variety of educational opportunities to serve area students.

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Understanding Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Tax Increment Financing is an economic development, redevelopment, and housing development tool that was authorized by the State of Minnesota in 1979 for cities, counties and other local authorities to use to offset certain development and redevelopment costs.  For local units of government to implement TIF for certain projects, the unit must find that it […]

Experience the Alexandria Area

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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.

Site Selection

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.

Business Startup

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.

Business Incentives

Choosing to locate in Douglas County, businesses can access many incentive programs that are designed to support successful business growth.


A variety of industry and job opportunities makes the Alexandria area the perfect place to start or grow your career. Take a look at the many entry through senior level positions available.