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Something’s different about Alexandria, and business owners love it.

Statistics show that Alexandria, Minnesota, is a good place to do business, but according to local proprietors, the business benefits go far beyond just strong sales.

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Want your gifting to really matter? Shop local this holiday.

Did you know? For every $100 you spend at a small business in Alexandria, $53 stays in our local economy and makes our town a better place.

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How this developer is revitalizing a historic corner in Alexandria

Rob and Ted Thompson knew the block at the heart of Alexandria deserved something special. That’s when the new Rune was born.

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How a business coach is helping these Alexandria filmmakers thrive

When Rachel Geyen and Alicia Bertram wanted to grow their filmmaking business, they looked to the AAEDC for some free business coaching. They found that and more.

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Marie Vatnsdal turned an abandoned laundromat into a family business. Here’s how.

When the Vatnsdals wanted to launch a family business, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission was able to help with gap funding, and the local business community

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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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