We heart Alexandria.

And we’re here to support you.

The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (the AAEDC) is a nonprofit organization committed to growing the businesses, the talent base, and the overall community in this amazing part of Minnesota. There’s no better place to make your mark—and we’re here to help you succeed.

Our mission is to promote prosperity and optimize opportunity in the Alexandria region.

We’re lucky to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the Midwest, and we’re here to make the greater Alexandria area the premier place to call home, build a career, and grow a business.

Meet the team.

If you live, work, or run a business in the Alexandria area—or you’re thinking about doing so—we’re here to help. No question is too small. Reach out to us anytime!

Nicole Fernholz

Executive Director

Jordyn Cantalope

Community Outreach Coordinator

Board of Directors

Nicole Klimek

President, Alexandria Township

Matthew Fischer

Vice President, City of Alexandria

Edward Reif

Secretary/Treasurer, LaGrand Township

Rick Sansted

Representative, City of Alexandria

Ryan Rooney

Representative, Hudson Township

Jeff Patience

Representative, City of Alexandria

Todd Powers

Representative, Carlos Township

Vicki Jodsaas

Representative, Lake Mary Township

Let’s get started.

At the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, we’re here to help you and your business succeed. Let’s talk about how we can support you!