Saturday, November 30th is Small Business Saturday in Albert Lea and around the nation. Small Business Saturday was created to encourage people to Shop Small during the biggest shopping season of the year. It occurs annually, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. In Albert Lea, Albert Lea Economic Development Agency (ALEDA) and Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of…

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Use the link below to access the interim report and summary for the Economic Development Strategic Plan. A community event will be held on Tuesday, November 12th from 6-8 pm at Wedgewood Cove. Please join us in a discussion about the interim report findings and the target industry recommendations from Ady Advantage. Please consider completing…

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The offices of Albert Lea Economic Development Agency and the Albert Lea – Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce will now be located together in the heart of Albert Lea. The new location for both organizations will be 132 North Broadway in downtown. Over a year of planning and consideration between the organizations has led to…

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The Albert Lea Business Development Center (ALBDC) advisory board has selected The Outlet to receive a loan award from the Business Plan Recognition Program.  The Business Plan Recognition Program, created by the ALBDC, local lending institutions, the Albert Lea – Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, Mayo Clinic Health Systems, and the City of Albert Lea…

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The Albert Lea Business Development Center (ALBDC) advisory board has selected The Thirsty Fox to receive a loan award from the Business Plan Recognition Program.  The Business Plan Recognition Program, created by the ALBDC, local lending institutions, the Albert Lea – Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, Mayo Clinic Health Systems, and the City of Albert…

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Have you heard about ALEAP? ALEAP was started to encourage the growth of entrepreneurship and small businesses in Albert Lea and Freeborn County. Here’s 5 reasons why you should attend an ALEAP Event. You want to start a business. If you have been considering starting your own business and you’re ready to make a leap…

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