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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 […]

The Need for Professional Partners

By AAEDC | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

When embarking on your entrepreneurial adventure, it is essential to have the right tackle in your box. Having a solid set of professional resources available to you will allow you to streamline processes and save time and money. Building that list can take time and finding the right fit is very important. At different points […]

What is your Core Focus?

By AAEDC | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now that you are considering starting your new business, it is time to begin making a plan.  One of the first steps in making that plan, is understanding your Core Focus. By answering a few simple questions,  you will begin to shape your Mission and Vision for your organization. These questions also help to lay […]

Upcoming AAEDC Events

  1. RUN HIDE OR FIGHT: Active Shooter Situations

    April 21 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace

    May 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Eating Options during COVID-19
    We understand this can be a difficult time to find dining options, but many Alexandria restaurants are continuing to find alternative ways to serve their customers during this challenging time. Some of these options include take-out, delivery and curbside pickup. Click HERE for a comprehensive list of options currently available. More community resources regarding COVID-19 […]
  • Looking Towards the End of Ice Season – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Looking Towards the End of Ice Season – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing Panfish with Small Profile Jigs – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing Panfish with Small Profile Jigs – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Tips for Catching Perch – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Tips for Catching Perch – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Tips for Catching more Crappies – Mike Frisch’s Video update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Tips for Catching more Crappies – Mike Frisch’s Video update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Let’s RIDE! Alexandria Area Snowmobile Trails are OPEN!
    The Alexandria Lakes Area is full of snow! The groomed trails on the 360-mile system of Douglas County’s snowmobile trails are OPEN! Get your sled going and get ready to ride! Douglas Area Trails Association is busy consistently grooming the trails for good riding. For the most up-to-date trail conditions and openings, check HERE. For lodging options, […]
  • Fishing with a Sonar Unit – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing with a Sonar Unit – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fish are Biting, but Ice still not Ideal – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fish are Biting, but Ice still not Ideal – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Ice Safety on Early Lake Ice – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Ice Safety on Early Lake Ice – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • 2 for 1 Skiing or Snowboarding!
      Winter fun has begun at Andes Tower Hills! Featuring numerous downhill runs and lifts ranging from beginner to expert, and equipment rentals and lessons onsite. Take advantage of the 2 for 1 Weekend special! You’ll get two days of ski or snowboard rentals, plus lift tickets (regular price) for the price of one when […]

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