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Do you have a business idea you’re ready to bring to life in the Alexandria area? We’ll pair you with an experienced entrepreneur who can support you one-on-one from concept to grand opening, and beyond. This coaching is free, personal, and fully confidential.

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“Why would I go anywhere else?”

Entrepreneur Clair Angland says the business support in the Alexandria Area makes this part of Minnesota a smart choice.

“Why would I go somewhere else and set things up when I’m five minutes away from four golf courses, I’m ten seconds away from a lake, and my hunting land is half an hour away? I mean, it’s just everything I want.”

Clair Angland

Business Owner & Entrepreneur

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site selection

Wondering where to locate or expand your business? We’ll work with you to find the right property for your budget and goals.

Access Financial Incentives

We’ve helped local businesses find millions of dollars in government grants, loans, and incentives. Let’s do the same for you.

Find training for you or your team

Through the Alexandria Technical & Community College, you have access to dozens of training programs to equip you, your employees, and your future employees for success.

“It’s just crazy, the amount of young people who are doing things here.”

Courtney Childers, Alexandria Native and Business Owner

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!