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This beloved boutique is booming in Alexandria. Here’s why.

When Creative Touch Boutique outgrew its space, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission helped them chart a plan for growth and fill in the gaps for financing.

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Small businesses are thriving in Alexandria. Here’s why.

Alexandria business owners have known this for a while, but now the news is official: Douglas County was named the fifth best place in Minnesota to run a small business.

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Why this manufacturer relocated to Alex — and how they landed $1 million in funding

When Massman Companies needed room to grow, they found everything they needed in Alexandria, including local support, great amenities, and valuable TIF financing.

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Starting a childcare business in Alex is easier than you think.

There’s a growing need for childcare providers in Alexandria—and there are plenty of grants and resources to help you get started. Learn more here.

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Working and retiring in Alexandria: A dream come true

Living in the Alexandria area was the dream for Julie Critz. Now, retiring here is too. See why she's loving this new phase of life in the best part of Minnesota.

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This is the high school you wish you had

Find out why Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) has become a model that educators from around the country are watching closely.

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