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We're #1: Alexandria is named fastest growing micropolitan in state, 17th in nation

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Despite challenging economic times, economic development in Alexandria and the Douglas County area is flying high.

The trend was reflected in a recent report by Site Selection magazine on the 2009 top "micropolitans," which ranks communities based upon the number of qualifying significant commercial construction/expansion projects.


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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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