The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission is hiring a full time Community and Workforce Development Coordinator for our office.
This position coordinates the relationships between business, local units of government, school districts, and colleges as it relates to community and workforce development. Sound, professional, technical, and administrative judgment is constantly applied in responding to the needs of the organization, business community, or governmental units. Specifically, this individual is responsible for coordination and leadership of specific projects and programs for the Commission.
“Industrial Property Donation Opens New Chapter in Alexandria Development”
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) is pleased to announce the family of Art & Ruth Niska has donated a 3 acre parcel of property to the Lakes Area Economic Development Authority. This parcel is located within the Alexandria Airport Industrial Park at 3711 Nevada Street and will be used for future industrial park development. ‘The Niska’s gift of this prime industrial site significantly enhances the Commission’s economic development opportunities and subsequent job creation,” said Jason Murray, Executive Director of the AAEDC. “The gift of this property opens a new chapter in the industrial development of the Alexandria lakes area. We are proud to be a part of this process and wish to thank the Niska's for their unprecedented gift.”
Please see the Niska Press Release for more information.
The 2012 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day luncheon took place on October 23rd at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, honoring the growth and acommplishments of Douglas Scientific. The event was attended by a record setting 495 people from throughout the Alexandria, MN region, and was complimented by a community open house at Douglas Scientific.
The BIAD event is organized each year by the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and recognizes the growth and accomplishments of one local company. Our thanks to thos who attended this year's event and purchased advertisement space in the BIAD publication.
Pictures from the 2012 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day Event:
2012 BIAD Award Presentation 2012 BIAD Award Luncheon
2012 BIAD Douglas Scientific Team & Guests
2012 Manufacturers & Support Industries Breakfast
The 2012 Manufacturers & Support Industries Breakfast took place on October 25th at the Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria, MN. A record-setting 129 business and community leaders attended this event to celebrate the impact and importance of manufacturing and support industry companies in our regional economy.
In addition to a hearty breakfast, this year's event featured a key-note presentation by economist Dr. Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence of Kansas City. Dr. Kuehl's presentation focused on the events and actions that have led us to our current economic conditions and shared insights and projections on what the midwest, U.S., and global economies will likely look like in coming years.
Pictures from the 2012 Manufacturers & Support Industries Breakfast Event:
Dr. Chris Kuehl 2012 Manufacturers & Support Industries Breakfast Attendees
The Alexandria, MN area community continues to grow and develop. Please see the AAEDC newsletters and community articles of interest for more information.
Current Alexandria, MN Area Commercial Construction Project Photos
TWF Industries 20,000 sq. ft. Expansion
May 15, 2012 June 7, 2012
April 10, 2012
Eye Associates of Alexandria ATCC Student Housing
North Nokomis Redevelopment