Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

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» Financial Incentives

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» Centrally Located

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» Variety of Industry

» Robust Healthcare

» Short Commutes

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» Safe Hometown Feel

» Strong Education 

» 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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Fall Fest

Celebrate Halloween at Historic Fort Alexandria. This community event will be held outside! FREE to all ages! Activities include: make your own edible treat station, crystal ball readings, Viking games, spooky crafts for kids, a special Halloween Scavenger hunt, and ...
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Oktoberfest at the Winery/Brewery

An outdoor, family-friendly German style Oktoberfest festival celebrating beer and the end of the Apple harvest.Catapult Demonstrations, Pie Eating Competitions, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Quilt Show & Auction, Food Vendors, Wine & Beer.
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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 and ...
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35th Annual Arts and Crafters Tour

Shop unique arts and crafts in the comfort of cozy decorated homes, complete with holiday music, cider and goodies. 9 homes will be on the tour. Thursday 4pm-8pm .. Friday-Sat 9-5 . Complete list of homes will be published in ...
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Flashlight Corn Maze

Bring your own flashlight and attempt the corn maze after dark! Dress warm! Cost is $7.00 per person. The bakery and gift shop will be open to get treats! This event is WEATHER PERMITTING and will be canceled if it ...
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35th Annual Arts and Crafters Tour

Shop unique arts and crafts in the comfort of cozy decorated homes, complete with holiday music, cider and goodies. 9 homes will be on the tour. Thursday 4pm-8pm .. Friday-Sat 9-5 . Complete list of homes will be published in ...
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Hunting Widows Weekend

When the guys are hunting for a buck, the girls get out and have fun! SOME AREA ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Carlos Creek Winery Hunting Widows fun:  Details TBA Shoppers On the Hunt in Downtown Alexandria: November 7-9, hunt for great deals ...
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Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

Relationships are not a luxury. They are a necessity. Having a high degree of technical skills in not enough to ensure a successful career.  A person must also possess a high degree of interpersonal communication competence. Conflict resolution and negotiation ...
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35th Annual Arts and Crafters Tour

Shop unique arts and crafts in the comfort of cozy decorated homes, complete with holiday music, cider and goodies. 9 homes will be on the tour. Thursday 4pm-8pm .. Friday-Sat 9-5 . Complete list of homes will be published in ...
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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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