Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

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» Robust Healthcare

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» Outdoor Living

» Arts & Culture

Upcoming Events...

Alexandria Farmers Market

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 ...
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Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga has so many health benefits for mind, body and spirit. Yoga equally strengthens and stretches, increasing flexibility and repairing muscles. It’s all about relaxing and allowing yourself and your body to have as much relaxation as you want. This ...
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Grape Stomp 2019

Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually the second weekend after Labor Day. The three day festival is packed with excitement including 18 bands on 4 stages, over 150 food, juried art and marketplace vendors, a man ...
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Make & Take DIY Art (with help) Open Studio Hours

ART BAR 39 – MAKE + TAKE DIY (with help) OPEN STUDIO VISIT OUR STUDIO AND CREATE ON THE SPOT! WE PROVIDE ALL ART SUPPLIES & OFFER SEMI-GUIDED HELP FOR KIDS & ADULTS. PRICES START AT $7. Celebrate with art ...
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Viking Sportsmen Youth Outdoor Activity Day

The Youth Outdoor Activity Day is a free family friendly event intended to provide youth a fun environment in which to learn about outdoor recreation. The event includes trap shooting, archery, hunting, angling, dog retrieving and over thirty hands on ...
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Make & Take DIY Art (with help) Open Studio Hours

ART BAR 39 – MAKE + TAKE DIY (with help) OPEN STUDIO VISIT OUR STUDIO AND CREATE ON THE SPOT! WE PROVIDE ALL ART SUPPLIES & OFFER SEMI-GUIDED HELP FOR KIDS & ADULTS. PRICES START AT $7. Celebrate with art ...
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Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn

The Red Willow Arts Coalition presents FREE Concerts on the Douglas County Courthouse Lawn! Grab a lawn chair, picnic blanket or simply a patch of grass and enjoy great quality live music. The concerts are every Thursday night at 7pm ...
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Praying for Rain – Stage Play Outside

PRAYING FOR RAIN- AUGUST 23-24, 30-31 6:30 PM.  $10 AT THE DOOR. FIRE PIT PRODUCTIONS 2214 GENEVA RD. NE. ALEXANDRIA MN.  THIS SHOW WILL BE PERFORMED OUTSIDE.  PLEASE BRING A LAWN CHAIR TO SIT ON. – Marc, a high-school jock suddenly stripped ...
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Make & Take DIY Art (with help) Open Studio Hours

ART BAR 39 – MAKE + TAKE DIY (with help) OPEN STUDIO VISIT OUR STUDIO AND CREATE ON THE SPOT! WE PROVIDE ALL ART SUPPLIES & OFFER SEMI-GUIDED HELP FOR KIDS & ADULTS. PRICES START AT $7. Celebrate with art ...
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Grape Stomp 2019

Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually the second weekend after Labor Day. The three day festival is packed with excitement including 18 bands on 4 stages, over 150 food, juried art and marketplace vendors, a man ...
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2019 Wage & Benefits Survey

You are invited to participate in the 2019 comprehensive survey of company compensation, benefits and policies for the West Central ...
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Manufacturing

Frequently Asked Questions

How are you living in the Alexandria Area?

We are so thankful we live in a place like Alexandria, where the community is growing and thriving.  It’s the perfect place to become an entrepreneur and it has been the perfect fit for our family. We LOVE so many things about Alexandria...we feel so lucky to live in a beautiful place where it feels like you’re on vacation every day.
- The Auran Family
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I’m originally from Bogota Columbia. Bogota has roughly 10 million people in the City, so I was looking for a community that I could be part of that would allow me to fully immerse myself in. I wanted to know what it was like to be Minnesotan. This area is so rich in culture – I mean, seriously, who says uff dah and eats lutefisk? I wanted a larger “small” community, and Alexandria was that fit.
-Andres Rodriguez
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