In 2002, to enhance the economic development focus and assist in developing local start­up business and industry, the Albert Lea Business Development Center (ALBDC) was created. Rather than start anew, the business development center concept is a return to a part of the original Albert Lea Plan. It is a return to using our local resources to expand and create new business and industry in Albert Lea and Freeborn County.

The ALBDC (Albert Lea Business Development Center) is a business incubator, one of the few in Minnesota which offer the entrepreneur a quality space, free business services and professional links to start-up businesses.

Resources: SBDC & SCORE

Center Guidelines

Prior to acceptance to the Albert Lea Business Development Center, individuals are required to fill out the Application for Admission and provide a Business Plan. Please print out both forms by clicking on the links below, and mail both to Albert Lea Business Development Center, 2610 Y.H. Hanson Avenue, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

You can open and print a Business Plan Guide and Application for Admission by clicking on the links above. Both documents are in PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to read these documents.

Our Tenant Businesses

  • Crescent Electric
  • Crossfit Innerdrive
  • Granny's Legacy Patterns
  • La Borinqua

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