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Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff Alexandria's Heritage Business Park is designated as "Shovel Ready" and has 16 available lots.

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Alexandria is ready for new businesses to come into town.

It's one of four Minnesota cities that's been certified for the "Shovel Ready" program through the state Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).


This means the city has prime sites for businesses to move into virtually hassle-free. The planning, zoning, environmental studies, title work, public infrastructure and other pre-construction activities have already been completed.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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