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

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» Financial Incentives

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» Centrally Located

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» Robust Healthcare

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» Strong Education 

» Outdoor Living

» Arts & Culture

Upcoming Events...

Legacy of the Lakes Boat Parade

The parade will leave from Arrowwood Resort at 1:00 pm and return approximately 2 hours later. The parade route will be along Lakes Darling, Carlos, and Le Homme Dieu.
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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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Races at Viking Speedway

Catch some heart-pounding action at Alexandria’s own Viking Speedway, celebrating 55 Years in 2020! The Viking Speedway is a ½ mile semi-banked clay oval that that races five WISSOTA sanctioned classes; Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street ...
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Star Storm 2020 :: July 4th Fireworks

The always impressive fireworks over Lake Darling has become a signature event of fireworks and fun as Alexandria celebrates the 4th of July. Don’t miss the area’s premiere fireworks display! Star Storm 2020 will be hosted at Arrowwood Resort & Conference ...
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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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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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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 7 ...
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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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Amateur Bass Series

Lake: Minnewaska Species: Bass Entry Fee: $75 Prizes: Over $5,000
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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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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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