Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

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» Growing Economy

» Financial Incentives

» Site Selection

» Centrally Located

career

Best Place to Work...

» Career Growth

» Variety of Industry

» Robust Healthcare

» Short Commutes

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» Safe Hometown Feel

» Strong Education 

» Outdoor Living

» Arts & Culture

Upcoming Events...

Christmas at the Fort & Lighting Ceremony

Don’t miss Christmas at the Fort and Light Up Broadway, Alexandria’s holiday kickoff celebration! Enjoy Dickensian carolers, local children’s choirs, Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot cider and music. Also enjoy the Parade of Trees featuring beautifully decorated trees by area ...
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“The Wonder of Christmas” Mary Beth Carlson & Robert Robinson

The Wonder of Christmas will include Favorite festive and reflective songs of the season, performed by Mary Beth Carlson and Robert Robinson.
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Arabella Marketplace

Come for a fun & unique shopping experience at this beautiful location * 2 buildings full of unique crafters & quality vendors * 9th annual event * prizes at every booth * Arabella Manor 1810 & 1812 Darling Ave East ...
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Engage & Retain | Regional Summit for Employers

Join us November 19 for a regional employer summit. We'll kick off the event with keynote speakers, Kelly Ashe, from the Center for Rural Policy and Development and Neil Linscheid from the University of Minnesota Extension. They will address resident ...
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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Enter Narnia, the land behind the wardrobe door. A place where animals talk, statues were once friends, and a witch has covered the landscape with snow and bewitches you with Turkish Delight. C.S. Lewis’ tale of Narnia is loved by ...
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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Enter Narnia, the land behind the wardrobe door. A place where animals talk, statues were once friends, and a witch has covered the landscape with snow and bewitches you with Turkish Delight. C.S. Lewis’ tale of Narnia is loved by ...
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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Enter Narnia, the land behind the wardrobe door. A place where animals talk, statues were once friends, and a witch has covered the landscape with snow and bewitches you with Turkish Delight. C.S. Lewis’ tale of Narnia is loved by ...
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Employment Law 101: An Overview of the Most Common Mistakes Small Employers Make

With the day-to-day challenges of running a small business, it can be tempting to put human resource issues on the back burner, or to ignore them altogether. However, failing to recognize the employment laws that apply to even the smallest ...
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The Wonder of Christmas Concert – Mary Beth Carlson & Robert Robinson

“The Wonder of Christmas will include favorite festive and reflective songs of the season interspersed with humor, personal stories and beautiful seasonal videos professionally choreographed to accompany several of the program selections. Robert and I look forward to greeting you ...
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Honoring Geneva Capital

The 2019 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event is fast approaching and will honor Geneva Capital, and their many ...
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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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