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Shop Alexandria? You bet! It has the highest 'pull factor' in the state

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When it comes to pulling shoppers into town, Alexandria is tops.

In fact, Alexandria has the highest retail sales "pull factor" in the state, according to a recently released report.


The "Alexandria and Douglas County Retail Trade Analysis" was compiled by the University of Minnesota Extension.

It shows that Alexandria has a pull factor of 4.36, which means that Alexandria has 4.36 times the annual statewide average retail sales per capita.

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