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Entrepreneur vs. Small Business Owner

By AAEDC | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

So you have a great idea. But do you have many ideas that will change the world? This simple definition is the difference between small business owners and entrepreneurs. Small business owners set out to solve a problem in their community. They are there to serve their customers needs. Entrepreneurs on the other hand set […]

Minnesota Manufacturing Week – October 1-7

By AAEDC | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Manufacturing Week, October 1st-7th, is designed to showcase Minnesota’s diverse manufacturing and technology industries in order to increase legislative and public awareness of their importance in providing high-wage and high-skilled jobs for our communities. The manufacturing industry is a dynamic segment of Minnesota’s economy, and an integral part of Minnesota’s economic development strategy. Manufacturing […]

Experiencing the Alexandria Area Culture

By AAEDC | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Meet Andres Rodriguez I’m originally from Bogota Columbia. After attending high school and undergrad there, I applied for, and was accepted into a graduate program at the University of Missouri. 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 […]

Hilltop Lumber to Receive 2018 BIAD Award

By AAEDC | June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hilltop Lumber has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day award by the Boards of Directors of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The Business & Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event has honored a Douglas County company each year since 1984 and […]

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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