Southeast Alaska 2025 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 CEDS is now being released to the Southeast Conference membership for a 30-day public comment period (ending on May 30th). 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.