Why Buy Local?

Invest in Douglas County, MN by Doing Business Locally

Mickey Larson of Larson Insurance

Mickey Larson
Larson Insurance

Alexandria, MN

“Money spent locally does more than provide paychecks. It supports local school activities, nonprofit causes, recreational opportunities…. We’ve chosen to live in this great community. Let’s keep it thriving by doing business where we live.”

Tim Schoonhoven

Tim Schoonhoven
Widseth Smith Nolting

Alexandria, MN

"Local businesses make possible all of the things that make Alexandria a great place to live. By supporting local business, you support the people who are the heart and soul of our amazing community.”

Past and Present

Jeff & Lynelle Lanoue
Past & Present Home Gallery

Alexandria, MN

“Local loyalty makes our community prosper as a whole. It does matter, where your dollar is spent.”

Tyler Golberg of CYBERsprout

Tyler Golberg
CYBERsprout

Alexandria, MN

"Doing business locally creates a ripple effect within the community. It is about supporting the businesses that support essential nonprofits, community projects, and great people in the area."

Pike and Pint Grill

Alexandria, MN

“As a restaurant, we are not as directly impacted by online shopping as other businesses.  However, we are aware that local residents can drive to hundreds of restaurants less than an hour away.  We appreciate that Alexandria is a dynamic community with great dining options. As a locally owned business, we do our best to buy as much local as we can.  We also need to support our schools and local charities to help enrich the lives of our youth and those less fortunate. Keep it local, Alexandria!”

Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association

Alexandria, MN

“We love the communities we serve! Improving quality of life by delivering advanced telecommunication services to our customers has been the mission of Gardonville since we started. But, without the patronage of local residents and businesses, we're just a phone and internet company with no one to serve! We're proud to serve you and give back to this community whenever we can.”

Potomac Bead Company

Alexandria, MN

“We've always believed in shopping locally and are excited to see it being promoted in Douglas County.  Not only does it support our local communities, it gives people a chance to get to know their neighbors.”

Every purchase here makes an impact.

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For every dollar spent locally,

$0.68

is reinvested into our community.

Local Sources. Local Quality.

Farmers Market
Art in the Park

Buying local means

SUPPORTING

skilled creators, farmers, friends, and neighbors.

Support businesses that make a difference.

The Alexandria Marching Band starts off the parade as the host band for the Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria Sunday afternoon.  (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)

Local businesses support community organizations,

EXPANDING

the ability to have fun, learn, and grow within the community.