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Area Manufacturing & Development

By AAEDC | October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Employment Law, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Week, October 2nd-8th, 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 has […]

Leaving a Positive Impression

By AAEDC | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
news and events, living, instagram, facebook, social media

What is community marketing? It seems like an easy question to answer.  We get marketing messages every day, and yet, when you stop to think about marketing your community, it can be hard to define and move forward with a strategic plan.  Some people may associate marketing with some sort of in your face promotional […]

Understanding Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

By AAEDC | August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
critical thinking

Tax Increment Financing is an economic development, redevelopment, and housing development tool that was authorized by the State of Minnesota in 1979 for cities, counties and other local authorities to use to offset certain development and redevelopment costs.  For local units of government to implement TIF for certain projects, the unit must find that it […]

FAN (Freshman Academy Network) Coaches – Get Connected

By AAEDC | July 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Customer Service

The Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) is seeking FAN Coaches for the upcoming school year, which is less than a month away, craziness! What is a FAN Coach? The mission of the FAN Coach program is to connect community leaders with 9th-grade students in the efforts to reinforce skill development and a commitment to education. […]

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

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  • Multi-Species Bite in Alexandria Lakes Area – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Multi-Species Bite in Alexandria Lakes Area – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Finding Fish in Early July – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Finding Fish in Early July – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • Hot Walleye Bite in Alexandria! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update
    Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch The post Hot Walleye Bite in Alexandria! – Mike Frisch’s Video Update appeared first on Explore Alexandria Minnesota.
  • 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 […]

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