Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

 

 

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please sign up for updates from the Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office

CARES Act for Business

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» Financial Incentives

» Site Selection

» Centrally Located

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» Career Growth

» Variety of Industry

» Robust Healthcare

» Short Commutes

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» Safe Hometown Feel

» Strong Education 

» Outdoor Living

» Arts & Culture

Upcoming Events...

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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Women, Wine & Relaxation

Save the date for Women United’s Annual Fundraiser! What to expect? A girls night out; wine, appetizers, games, silent auction, raffle and friends! Proceeds from the night go to support the Traveling Tree House and childhood literacy locally!
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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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Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace

This session will provide tips on how to engage and diffuse volatile people in the workplace. You will learn: The basics of this is customer service and learning from positive and negative interactions. Scott will share tips from a law ...
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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.
Registration & More Information

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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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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Nordic Festival

Scandinavian-inspired demonstrations, foods and activities will also be accessible in number of additional locations like the Runestone Museum and the Scandinavian Gift Shop, also in downtown Alexandria. More Details TBA    
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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.
Registration & More Information

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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