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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 […]

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FAN (Freshman Academy Network) Coaches – Get Connected

The Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) is seeking FAN Coaches for the upcoming school year, which is less than a month away, craziness! What is a FAN Coach? The mission of the FAN Coach program is to connect community leaders with 9th-grade students in the efforts to reinforce skill development and a commitment to education. […]

starting your own business

Building A Business Plan

One of the first steps in a new venture is the development of a business plan. The business plan describes the product or service, market, people and financing needs. A well-prepared business plan serves several purposes: For the new business, it helps the owner determine the feasibility and desirability of pursuing the steps necessary to […]

Alexandria Area High School, Future Workforce

Partnership Doing Something Remarkable for Students & Community

When the talk of the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) was starting a few years ago, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) never wondered if we could help in any way, it was always – how can we help? The answer was found with my position as the community and workforce development coordinator. […]

Annual Meeting, Economic Development

What Is Economic Development?

It can be an intangible concept that is hard to explain. The book definition takes a policy perspective: economic development is the efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base. When I’m asked what […]

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  • Live Music at the Brewery :: Mike Munson October 20, 2017
    Enjoy locally crafted beer with live music at Copper Trail Brewery! The post Live Music at the Brewery :: Mike Munson appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit October 20, 2017
    This special exhibit is on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for the 2017 season. Featuring breathtaking photographs of landscapes and iconic creatures of the American prairie by world-renowned nature photographer and Minnesota native, Jim Brandenburg. This traveling art exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History is only on display for the 2017 […]
  • Special Food Events at the Brewery October 20, 2017
    Join Copper Trail Brewery for special food events and food truck visits! Full schedule below: 9/8: 12-8pm – Green Canteen (Food Truck) 9/16: 12-8pm – Green Canteen (Food Truck)   9/22: 12-7pm – Triple Crown serving Booyah (Food – their award winning hearty midwest stew)   9/23: 4:30-7pm – Triple Crown serving Ribs (Food) 9/29: […]
  • MEA Fun Weekend October 20, 2017
    Join Country Blossom Farm for fall fun and family activities! On top of all the great things at the farm, this special weekend also features: Flashlight Corn Maze (Oct 20), Clueless the Clown and more! The post MEA Fun Weekend appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Alexandria Farmers Market October 19, 2017
    Located just north of Downtown, on the Central Lakes Trail and nestled on the shores of Lake Agnes, the Alexandria Farmers Market has a wide variety of locally grown produce, cheese, meats, plants and much more! Enjoy the fresh goods of this farmers market 3 times a week in the summer and fall! The post […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit October 19, 2017
    This special exhibit is on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for the 2017 season. Featuring breathtaking photographs of landscapes and iconic creatures of the American prairie by world-renowned nature photographer and Minnesota native, Jim Brandenburg. This traveling art exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History is only on display for the 2017 […]
  • MEA Fun Weekend October 19, 2017
    Join Country Blossom Farm for fall fun and family activities! On top of all the great things at the farm, this special weekend also features: Flashlight Corn Maze (Oct 20), Clueless the Clown and more! The post MEA Fun Weekend appeared first on Alexandria MN Tourism.
  • Sip’n Savasana by YogaOne October 19, 2017
    Join Yoga One for guided yoga at the brewery. Full schedule below:   9/20: 7-9pm – Sip n’ Savasana (Yoga One – Yoga and beer)   10/18: 7-9pm – Sip n’ Savasana (Yoga One – Yoga and beer)   10/22: 12-1pm – Barre at the Bar (Yoga One – Barre) 11/15: 7-9pm – Sip n’ […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit October 18, 2017
    This special exhibit is on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for the 2017 season. Featuring breathtaking photographs of landscapes and iconic creatures of the American prairie by world-renowned nature photographer and Minnesota native, Jim Brandenburg. This traveling art exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History is only on display for the 2017 […]
  • “Touch the Sky” Photography Exhibit October 17, 2017
    This special exhibit is on display at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for the 2017 season. Featuring breathtaking photographs of landscapes and iconic creatures of the American prairie by world-renowned nature photographer and Minnesota native, Jim Brandenburg. This traveling art exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History is only on display for the 2017 […]