Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

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» Variety of Industry

» Robust Healthcare

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» Safe Hometown Feel

» Strong Education 

» Outdoor Living

» Arts & Culture

Upcoming Events...

History & Hooch Trivia

Stop by for a game of History & Hooch Trivia from 7-9pm presented by the Douglas County Historical Society, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, and Runestone Museum in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Prohibition during Copper Trail’s Quantum Leap ...
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RUN HIDE OR FIGHT: Active Shooter Situations

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law ...
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Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery

Visit Carlos Creek Winery for tons of fun and activities, including great live music! Sip on wine, take a tour, check out the gift shop, walk through the vineyard and much more! Visit their website for a list of performers.
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Live Music at 22 Northmen Brewery

Live music every Thursday night from 5:30-8:30pm. Visit their website for a schedule of performers.
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Live Music at 22 Northmen Brewery

Live music every Thursday night from 5:30-8:30pm. Visit their website for a schedule of performers.
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Praying for Rain – Stage Play

Praying For Rain February 28-29 Marc, a high school jock suddenly stripped of his identity after a near crippling motorcycle accident, has been adrift since the crash. His spiraling journey into self-destruction leads him into a lengthy detention with Miss ...
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Live Music at 22 Northmen Brewery

Live music every Thursday night from 5:30-8:30pm. Visit their website for a schedule of performers.
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Quantum Leap Year Party

Theorising that one could time travel within their own lifetime, Copper Trail Brewing stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished…They woke to find themselves trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not their own, and driven by ...
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I Will…I Can…I Am: Powerful Thinking to Live and Lead with Passion and Purpose

Join us for an afternoon with Dr. Cindra Kamphoff   High performers are intentional with their self-talk. As leaders, we must be self-aware to master our thoughts, emotions, and actions to be resilient and lead effectively. Cindra will share proven ...
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Live Music at Carlos Creek Winery

Visit Carlos Creek Winery for tons of fun and activities, including great live music! Sip on wine, take a tour, check out the gift shop, walk through the vineyard and much more! Visit their website for a list of performers.
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Will You Be Applying for Pitch Your Plan?

Applications for year two of Pitch Your Plan open, Monday, February 24! In 2019, the AAEDC launched a new business ...
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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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