Economic Development

The City of Albert Lea

Chad Adams, City Manager
221 E. Clark St.
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Retail Strategies
Beth Miller, Portfolio Director
120 18th Street South, Suite 201
Birmingham, Alabama

Albert Lea Economic Development Agency

The Albert Lea Economic Development Agency (ALEDA) is comprised of the Albert Lea Port Authority and Greater Jobs, Inc. ALEDA’s mission is to create jobs and enhance the tax base of the City of Albert Lea and all of Freeborn County. They are located in the Albert Lea Business Development Center which assists entrepreneurs and local startup businesses through their ALEAP program and the business incubator.

For more information on ALEDA’s history, mission, and resources visit their website:

Contact Info:

2610 Y.H. Hanson Avenue, P.O. Box 370
Albert Lea, MN 56007
507-373-3930 • FAX: 507-377-1354

Noelle Hagen, Small Business and Marketing Manager –



Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2019, are: City Manager, $138,375.12; Director of Public Works/City Engineer $110,780.80; and Director of Public Safety $103,646.40. Date of publication: January 23, 2019.