Welcome to Douglas County.


Hello Neighbor is an Alexandria area initiative with a simple purpose – to help new & existing residents integrate into the community. Moving to a new place and feeling connected to a new town with new people is challenging. Hello Neighbor can help with that.

Coming back to Alex — and bringing others along

Jordyn recently made a decision that many people who grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota, eventually make. She moved back to her hometown.

It’s much easier to feel connected when you’ve actually made a few connections.  That’s where we come in. The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce co-host events throughout the year for residents to get to know one another. If you’re looking to find “your people,” Hello Neighbor has an event for you. Join us, and make a few friends along the way.

Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission | LinkedIn

Come to our next event!

Stay Tuned! Monthly events beginning January 2024.

Want to get involved?

If you’re looking for a way to get involved with Hello Neighbor or if you’re a local business leader with ideas for our next event, we’d love to talk.