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2019 Wage & Benefits Survey

By AAEDC | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

You are invited to participate in the 2019 comprehensive survey of company compensation, benefits and policies for the West Central Minnesota Area.   2019 Wage Survey | 2019 Benefits Survey   There is NO COST to participate in the 2019 Wage & Benefits Survey. You will receive the final report for each survey you complete by […]

Social Enterprise Program Expands to 41 Counties

By AAEDC | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Up to 7 will be selected; 2-year Initiators Fellowship application opens May 15! The Initiators Fellowship, launched by the Initiative Foundation of Little Falls in 2016, is expanding to include the regions of Southwest Initiative Foundation and West Central Initiative, covering a total of 41 counties in Greater Minnesota. Applications for the 2020-21 cohort open May 15 and close […]

City of Alexandria – 2018 Construction “Red Hot Residential”

By AAEDC | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

How else would you summarize a year when 65 new single-family residential homes, 90 if you include the City’s contract area of Alexandria Township, along with 141 multi-family units were added to the greater Alexandria Area? During 2018, the Building Department reviewed, processed and issued 970 permits within their jurisdiction, which includes the City of Alexandria, along with […]

National Economic Development and Small Business Week – May 6-11, 2019

By AAEDC | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first full week in May is an exciting one for us at the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC), we are celebrating National Economic Development Week, May 6th through 11th and National Small Business Week, May 5th through the 11th. To kick off the first part of the week, we will be announcing the winner […]

Upcoming AAEDC Events

  1. Google Drives and Google Apps

    September 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Applying Emotional Intelligence for Career Success

    October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. 2019 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day

    October 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Are You Fit to Run Your Business?

    October 22 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

    November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

RSS Things To Do | ExploreAlex.com

  • Must-Do Summer Fun in the Lakes Area
    The Alexandria Lakes Area is a prime destination for summer vacations having over 350 lakes and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities. There are tons of experiences and activities you simply can’t miss! To help you explore Alexandria this summer, here is a list of the Must-Do Activities: 1. Cruise the Scenic Byway Cruise the Trail of the Glacier! The […]
  • Summer Walleye & Bass Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Summer Walleye & Bass Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Share Your 4th of July Photos and WIN!
    There is endless fun in the Alexandria Lakes Area over the 4th of July holiday, from the Star Storm fireworks show to all the summer lake fun! Explore Alexandria wants to see your great photos, so we are giving away gift certificates for area businesses! All you have to do is share your pictures using […]
  • 10% Off Golf & Cart for Visitors!
    Visitors staying at our lodging properties can receive 10% Off Golf & Cart at participating Golf Courses! Discount card will be administered by the lodging properties in association with your stay. You may mention your desire to obtain the discount card at booking, upon check in or at any time during your stay. Find list […]
  • Lower Your Handicap & Improve Your Golf Score Quickly
    Lowering your handicap or improving your score when playing golf can seem like an impossible task.  For many golfers it doesn’t matter how many rounds they play or what they try their scores do not drop.  This can be frustrating but with a different approach it can change! Lots of amateur golfers spend time practicing […]
  • Bass are Chomping! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Bass are Chomping! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Early Summer Bite Getting Hot in Alexandria Lakes Area
    Alexandria is noted as one of the best places to catch fish in the state.  That said, we are not even two weeks into the open water walleye season and the area is already living up to the hype.  Reports of nice walleye and crappie have been common.  Even though we’ve had some interesting weather […]
  • Memorial Day Fishing Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Memorial Day Fishing Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing Season in Full Swing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing Season in Full Swing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Walleye Opener Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Walleye Opener Tips – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.

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