Southeast Alaska Economic Plan
Southeast Conference is responsible for identifying regional priorities for economic and community development. The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Southeast Alaska, released in April 2021, presents this work. This 2025 Southeast Alaska Economic Plan is a strategy-driven plan developed by a diverse workgroup of local representatives from private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Over the course of 12 months, 36 workshops and strategic planning meetings Southeast Conference members developed and prioritized 50 economic initiatives, 4 main objectives, a resilience plan, regional and industry specific SWOTs analyses, and much more. More than 400 stakeholders representing small businesses, tribes, Alaska Native organizations, municipalities, and nonprofits were involved in various elements of the planning process. The document includes the latest regional data, which will be updated annually. The four main priorities of the economic plan were identified as 1) Sustain and support the Alaska Marine Highway System, 2) Mariculture development, 3) Market Southeast Alaska to attract more visitor spending and visitor opportunities, and 4) Promote beneficial electrification. This document was developed by Rain Coast Data.
The Southeast Alaska 2025 Economic Plan is now available!
2025 Southeast Alaska Economic Plan Appendix
- Southeast Alaska by the Numbers (2012 to 2020)
- Southeast Alaska Business Climate Survey Analysis 2021
- Analysis of Southeast Alaska’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats 2020
- Southeast Alaska Resilience Mapping Weatherizing for the Economic Storm 2021
- Getting to 2022 Short-Term Southeast Alaska Resilience Plan
- Summary of Southeast Alaska Opportunity Zones 2021
- Summary of Southeast Alaska Disaster Recovery Plans 2021
- Summary of Additional Southeast Alaska Economic Plans
- Solid Waste Management Alternatives 2021
- Southeast Alaska Health Care Workforce Analysis December 2019
- Southeast Conference Board of Directors and Membership Roster
- Event Presentations
- Midsession Summit Committee Reports
- Southeast Conference Board of Directors Resolutions
- Prior Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 5 Year Plan & Updates (2006-2020)
- Southeast Alaska Economic Development Plans
Midsession Summit Committee Reports
- Transportation CEDS SWOT and Initiatives
- Energy CEDS SWOT and Initiatives
- Seafood CEDS SWOT and Initiatives
- Tourism CEDS SWOT and Initiatives
- Timber CEDS SWOT and Initiatives
- Mining MSS CEDS SWOT and Initiatives
- Health Care CEDS SWOT and Initiatives
- Solid Waste CEDS SWOT and Initiatives
- CEDS Mid Session Summit updated
- Getting to 2022 Short-Term Southeast Alaska Resilience Plan updated Feb 15
- 2025 Action Initiatives updated Feb 16
- Brett Schwartz, NADO Associate Director – Putting CEDS in Perspective
- Shirley Kelly, Alaska Economic Development Representative – CEDS in Action in Alaska
This year's Southeast Alaska by the Numbers shows that Southeast communities are emerging out of the 2020 collapse of the regional economy.• Thanks to congressional action suspending the Passenger Vessel Services Act, which requires cruises between U.S. ports to be in American-built and manned ships, a small late-2021 cruise season happened, with about 10 percent of normal passenger.• A 2022 cruise season could bring more than 1.5 million passengers to the region.• The seafood ...
At Southeast Conference’s February 2021 Mid-Session Summit, audience members participated in a resiliency mapping exercise. The purpose of this process was to determine and detail the key strategies that business leaders are implementing or planning to implement in order to respond to the COVID-19 economic crisis.Economic resilience is the ability to withstand and recover quickly from a disruption to the economic base. Southeast Conference serves as both a source for information to ...
A SWOT analysis is an in-depth analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. These regional SWOT analyses identify the region’s competitive advantages along with internal or external factors that keep us from realizing our potential. It helps answer the question, “Where are we now?” by identifying critical internal and external factors that speak to the region’s unique assets that we can leverage to maximize the economic potential of Southeast Alaska.