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Building A Business Plan

By AAEDC | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
starting your own business

One of the first steps in a new venture is the development of a business plan. The business plan describes the product or service, market, people and financing needs. A well-prepared business plan serves several purposes: For the new business, it helps the owner determine the feasibility and desirability of pursuing the steps necessary to […]

Partnership Doing Something Remarkable for Students & Community

By AAEDC | May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Alexandria Area High School, Future Workforce

When the talk of the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) was starting a few years ago, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) never wondered if we could help in any way, it was always – how can we help? The answer was found with my position as the community and workforce development coordinator. […]

What Is Economic Development?

By AAEDC | April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Annual Meeting, Economic Development

It can be an intangible concept that is hard to explain. The book definition takes a policy perspective: economic development is the efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base. When I’m asked what […]

Business Opportunity: AAHS CAPS Partnership

By AAEDC | January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
starting your own business

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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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