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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. […]

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. […]

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  • COVID-19 & Travel
    The Alexandria Lakes Area has a long history of welcoming visitors to enjoy our beautiful lakes country and our great hospitality. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth a “new normal” for us all, including how we travel. The Alexandria Lakes Area is known for our fun in the great outdoors, which makes it possible to […]
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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 […]
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