Economic Development


Upcoming 2021 Economic Development Committee meetings (at 2pm unless otherwise noted):
July 27
August 10
November 9

Recent 2021 Economic Development Committee meetings:
March 9
May 11,
Brian Holst with JEDC’s Presentation Early Care Presentation SEC Conference 05112021


Southeast Conference Economic Development Committee

FY 2010 Work Plan

Economic Development Committee Mission

Our vision for Southeast Alaska is to maintain and increase local business viability and job opportunities in the region through the support of specific industry sectors, and of infrastructure and institutions that support economic development.  Develop a sustainable diversified regional economy.

Program Goals

  1. Maintain and increase local jobs, and increase per capita income within the SE Alaska region.
  2. Support improvements in regional infrastructure that is essential to economic development within the SE Alaska region.
  3. Support improvements in institutions that are essential to economic development in the SE Alaska region.
  4. Develop a sustainable diversified regional economy.

Economic Development Tasks and Work Plan

  1. Maintain an Economic Development Committee to address economic development issues in the region.
  2. Prepare the FY10 CEDS in cooperation with Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
  3. Integrate goals and objective across SEC committees where appropriate.
  4. Work with the Tourism, Timber, and Fisheries and other SEC Committees as appropriate on issues related to economic development in the region.
  5. Support economic development in the minerals industries, especially development that maintains and/or creates local jobs in the region.
  6. Support and participate in statewide economic development planning activities, and advocate for development in the SE Alaska region within those planning processes.
  7. Work with agencies and organizations to recruit new businesses to the region.
  8. Work to develop trade routes to and from SE Alaska using the port at Prince Rupert, B.C.
  9. Work to improve the broadband and telecommunications infrastructure in the region.
  10. Work with agencies to develop road and power connections between communities in SE Alaska.
  11. Support revenue sharing for local governments.
  12. Advocate for increased staffing and support provided to local governments through the Division of Community and Regional Affairs.
  13. Support planning and funding for ports and harbor improvements (marinas, barge ramps, etc.).
  14. Support marketing for SE Alaska products.
  15. Support Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) funding and implementation for distressed SE Alaska Communities.
  16. Support the workforce investment board in its efforts to fund and provide training opportunities for the local workforce.

Economic Development FY 2010 Legislative Priorities

  1. Advocate for increased staffing and support provided to local governments through the Division of Community and Regional Affairs.
  2. Support funding for improved broadband and telecommunications infrastructure in the region, especially in underserved areas.
  3. Support funding for Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) for distressed Southeast Alaska communities (with SEC Energy and Transportation Committees).
  4. Support increased funding for the ARDOR program.
  5. Support State revenue sharing for local governments.
  6. Support funding for job training in the region through the Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB)
  7. Support state funding for regional ports and harbors projects (with SEC Transportation Committee).
  8. Support funding for a study to develop trade routes to and from Southeast using the container port at Prince Rupert, B.C. (with SEC Transportation Committee).
  9. Support state funding for marketing, micro-loans and business development in the region.

Other Resources

CEDS Program
CEDS Community Pages Online