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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 […]

What Does Economic Development Do?

By AAEDC | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
About US

What is and what does economic development organizations do? Being that there’s no one definition for economic development is why these two questions are often asked. Although economic development organizations can be a bit different in the services they provide they all tend to have the same similar goals of job creation, community growth and […]

Upcoming AAEDC Events

  1. Are You Fit to Run Your Business?

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

    November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Engage & Retain | Regional Summit for Employers

    November 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Employment Law 101: An Overview of the Most Common Mistakes Small Employers Make

    December 3 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

RSS Things To Do | ExploreAlex.com

  • Mid October Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Mid October Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • True Fall Fish Patterns Emerging – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post True Fall Fish Patterns Emerging – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fall Fun Days for October Break / MEA
    SCHOOL IS OUT October 17-20 for Fall Break / MEA !! Bring the entire family to Alexandria for Fall Fun Days! You’ll find plenty of fall fun for everyone at Country Blossom Farm and Carlos Creek Winery/22 Northmen Brewery. Country Blossom Farm When school is out, it’s time to PLAY! Country Blossom Farm is THE […]
  • Fall Fishing Patterns – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fall Fishing Patterns – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Fishing Bass & Walleye in the Fall – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Fishing Bass & Walleye in the Fall – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Tips for Fall Bass Fishing with the Ned Rig – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Tips for Fall Bass Fishing with the Ned Rig – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Grape Stomp Festival
    Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually at Carlos Creek Winery! The three day festival, September 13-15, is packed with excitement including 18 bands on 4 stages, over 150 food, juried art and marketplace vendors, a man cave featuring 22 Northmen Brewing Co. beer, wine & beer tasting, and of course Grape […]
  • Must-Do Fall Fun in the Alexandria Lakes Area
    Autumn is a much-adored season for many reasons…cool nights around a campfire, pumpkin patches, cozy sweatshirts, and of course the beautiful vibrant colors of foliage during a Minnesota fall. Couple all that with some fun activities and special events, and you have the recipe of a perfect Autumn Getaway! Here is a list of some […]
  • Fall Color Hotspots in the Alexandria Lakes Area
    “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus The Autumn Season is arriving in Minnesota, and it’s one of the best times of the year to get out and explore the Alexandria Lakes Area! Not only are there tons of things to do and great places to stay, the colorful hues from […]
  • Labor Day Weekend Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Labor Day Weekend Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.

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