Economic Development

Alexandria is in the northeast corner of Thayer County and bordered by Nuckolls County, Saline County, and Jefferson County. Alexandria is on a north and south highway 53 which connects with east-west Highway 4 five miles north and east-west Highway 136 seven miles south. Jobs are available in Hebron (20 miles), Fairbury (20 miles), Deshler (28 miles), Meridian School (9 miles), Endicott (28 miles), and Beatrice (45 miles). Alexandria is 80 miles from Lincoln and 100 miles from Grand Island.

Alexandria is an agricultural area with dry land and irrigated crop land raising corn, soybeans, milo, and alfalfa. There are some livestock (cattle and hog) operations in the area.

Airports serving the region are Hebron, Lincoln, Omaha, and Grand Island.

Union Pacific Railroad, with double tracks, is on the south edge of town. The ABC Railroad, named alphabetically with Alexandria, Belvidere, Carleton, and Davenport, is in Thayer County and continues on to Hastings and beyond. Sometimes the Union Pacific sends its antique steam engine through town and people line the crossings to see and hear a piece of history.

The Thayer County Economic Development Alliance is a county-wide partnership working together to provide a strong economic base and quality of life for all Thayer County residents.

To learn more about the economic and demographic trends in this area, please visit the links below:

For further economic development information, visit the following websites:

There are several downtown businesses available for sale or rent but are not move-in ready. For further information, please contact the Alexandria Village Board at (402) 749-4435.

Local Businesses

  • Durflinger Fencing - (402) 749-3130
    Farm fencing, cut trees, and snow removal
  • Jack Buchli - (402) 749-7535
    Summer vegetables, fishing operation
  • Lowell Buchli - (402) 749-7785
    Summer vegetables
  • U.S. Post Office - (402) 749-4180
    Stamps, mailing containers, etc.
    Open Monday through Friday -- 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Open Saturday -- 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.