Juneau Economic Development Council NEWS  |  April 2019

Join us this Saturday , May 4th * 11 AM - 5 PM 
Free and Open to the Public
Harbor CruisesLive Music *  Delicious Seafood * C hildren's Activities
Fillet Contest * Tug O' War * Survival Suit Races * Beer Garden
U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Fly-by * And more!

2019 JEDC Summer Camps are Filling Up!

There are just a few spaces left in JEDC's summer STEM programs. Our camps engage kids in healthy and active interaction with technology. Our summer camps all involve building and programming robots with fun activities throughout the day that help campers make friends, build teamwork and communication skills, think through problems critically, and keep kids moving throughout the day. Camps are held at Thunder Mountain High School from 9 AM - 4 PM. Registration is $275 with financial aid available. 

Visit our website to learn more and register online.
2019 Juneau Home Show and Parade of Homes

The Juneau Home Show and Parade of Homes is coming, May 18 & 19, to the Nugget Mall! This year the Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association and Southeast Alaska Board of Realtors have teamed up to provide a fun, family-friendly weekend that gives you access to all of your home buying, building, financing, and renovating needs. With tons of vendors, food, activities for children and adults, over 30 houses featured in this year's Parade of Homes, and FREE ADMISSION you don't want to miss this year's event!

Booth and sponsorship registration are LIVE! Visit  www.seabia.com to register or learn more about how you can contribute or participate in this year's event. With the Show just a few weeks away, booths are starting to fill up. Reserve your spot TODAY. 

For more information, contact Gunnar Schultz at 523-2329 or via email

Special thanks to First Bank, The Home Depot, Alpine Construction, and Coldwell Banker Race Realty for sponsoring this year's event.

JEDC and TBMP partner to host 
Community Workshop on Tourism Growth

To promote community understanding and dialogue, JEDC and Tourism Best Management Practices (TBMP) hosted a public forum titled  Tourism Growth and Juneau  on April 23.  Approximately 135 attendees heard from industry, CBJ and state agencies on activities currently underway to manage the impact of Juneau's increased tourism volume. Participants then had the opportunity to choose one of nine topics and sit down with experts to ask questions, provide feedback on what more can be done, and explore opportunities and strategies to ensure that tourism growth is positive for Juneau. Breakout topics included electrification of docks, air and water quality, downtown circulation, land based and marine based impacts, entrepreneurial opportunities, winter tourism and "What have we missed?". The Visitor Products Cluster Working Group will be reviewing the community inputs and prioritizing action on the more achievable, important, or urgent priorities. 

Why do you Choose Juneau? 

As part of the Choose Juneau initiative at JEDC, we have started a weekly video series called "Why I Choose Juneau."  Check out our weekly Why I Choose Juneau video campaign linked  here.  Send your short video of why you choose Juneau to Robyn Mesdag and we will post selected videos! 

Indicator of the Month:  Juneau's Maritime Economy

Become a JEDC Investor 

We invite you to invest in Juneau by becoming a JEDC Investor. Show your support of the work we do to forward Juneau and Southeast's economy.

By supporting JEDC you are supporting the long-term economic success of Alaska's capital city, and creating a business climate that in turn supports your business or organization.  

To learn more about our investor program, please visit www.JEDC.org/investors or send an email to Robyn
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Executive Director
Juneau Economic Development Council

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