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 '17
Financial Assistance Guide
Retail Trade Analysis | Alexandria & Douglas County
The publications based upon 2013 retail sales data, the City of Alexandria has a pull factor of 3.04. This number indicates that retail sales within the City of Alexandria area nearly 277% higher than the per capital average rate as the state of Minnesota. Alexandria has one of the highest pull factors in the state, and ranks in the top 3 in any category.
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.