- $49 Million for Mariculture in Alaska
Southeast Conference is thrilled to announce, on behalf of the Alaska Mariculture Cluster, that we have been selected as an awardee in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) historic Build Back Better Regional Challenge! Out of 60 finalists in Phase II (initially 529 nationwide), the AMC is 1 out of just 21 coalitions to be funded. Read the press release here.
- Innovation Norway Ferry Tour
SEC joined an Alaska delegation, on a trip to Norway to meet with leaders of Norway’s zero emission vessel ecosystem. The overarching theme of collaboration shared by all the speakers. More to come on this important topic.
Mission: As the state and federally designated regional economic development organization for Southeast Alaska, Southeast Conference serves as the collective voice for advancing the region’s economy. Southeast Conference has 180 member organizations representing 1,200 people from 32 regional communities. The mission of Southeast Conference is to undertake and support activities that promote strong economies, healthy communities and a quality environment in Southeast Alaska. Southeast Conference formed in 1958 with a group of people supporting the establishment of a regional transportation system in Southeast Alaska, which led to the formation of the Alaska Marine Highway System. After that success Southeast Conference stayed together through more than a half-century to focus on concerns unique to the region, including transportation, maritime, tourism, timber, seafood, mining, health care, government, and overall quality of life.