The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) distributes various guides and publications showcasing demographics, livability, relocation information, small business development and business incentives from around the Alexandria area.
Fact Guide | Community Profile
Area Livability & Visitor Guide
AAEDC Annual Report '20
Financial Assistance Guide
Retail Trade Analysis | Alexandria & Douglas County
The publication based upon 2018 retail sales data, overall, Douglas County has a pull factor of 1.35 and is ranked 5th out of the 87 MN counties for retail pull~ behind Cook, Hennepin, Crow Wing and Lake of the Woods.
The “Pull Factors” illustrated below are calculated using taxable sales. Although taxable sales do not capture the full extent of sales in stores with a large number of untaxed goods, like grocery and apparel stores, this data is audited by the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Since sales tax laws apply statewide, all cities are compared on the same basis.