Alexandria has become a regional center for manufacturing, retail and services businesses, education and the arts, medicine and wellness. The city is strategically located along the I-94 transportation corridor. Close proximity to Fargo-Moorhead and the Twin Cities, and a well-educated labor force, make Alexandria a vibrant community for business and residential growth.
Our area lakes, natural resources and shopping centers bring an unbelievable amount of people and financial possibilities into our communities. It is not uncommon for our population to triple during the summer season. The huge influx of visitors requires our communities to maintain a strong infrastructure. Not only does this benefit our guests, but our local residents have become accustomed to a quality of life and availability of resources that are often only found in larger metropolitan areas.
Recent community collaboration projects include the formation of the Alexandria Area YMCA, expansion of swimming availability at City Park and a large number of high quality entertainment events.
Access to outstanding medical care is available through two area clinics and the Douglas County Hospital.
District 206 for K-12 education and the Alexandria Technical college both proudly serve the Alexandria area with academic excellence. The commitment towards education from the community, parents and staff has resulted in some impressive student achievements. Community Education provides lifelong learning opportunities for residents of all ages, interests and abilities.