Juneau Economic Development Council NEWS  |  March 2019
Willoughby District Stakeholder Meeting, Tuesday, April 2 at 5PM

The Juneau Economic Development Council invites you to attend the Willoughby District Stakeholder meeting to learn more about the latest projects and plans that are transforming this important downtown district. We will hear updates from the the Centennial Hall, CBJ Community Development Department, Ocean Center, Juneau District Heat, Zach Gordon Youth Center, Central Council Transitional Housing Facility near Whale Park, Tlingit and Haida Overview of Social Enterprises, CBJ Lands, Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Museum, and the Downtown Business Association.  

The neighborhood gathering (all are welcome from any part of Juneau!) will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd from 5 to 6:30PM at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.  We will get a special update from the New JACC project. 

2019 JEDC Summer Camp Registration Open
Once again, JEDC will be offering a STEM Summer Camp series for students entering grades 2-12. 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, and think through problems critically. 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.

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Juneau receives Main Street Accreditation

MAIN STREET AMERICA™ - Main Streets in Action
MAIN STREET AMERICA™ - Main Streets in Action

Did you know that having a vibrant downtown is key to the economic health of a community? Juneau's Downtown Business Association (DBA) works hard to provide Juneau a vibrant year-round downtown.  Thanks to the efforts of the DBA (and with a little help from JEDC), Juneau earned recognition as a Main Street America community.  Click on the above video to learn more about Main Street.  
Curiosity Unleashed: A Free STEM Event for K-5 Families will have over 40 hands-on STEM activities for kids and parents to try out together! 

Join the fun on Saturday, April 6 from 10AM to Noon at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. 
Junior Achievement

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Junior Achievement is a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers - all working together to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential. JA's hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to young people all over the world.
The Juneau Junior Achievement Committee is currently led by JEDC and Capital Office, however, other Juneau organizations and businesses are encouraged to get involved.  JEDC provides staff support to coordinate teacher and  volunteer recruitment, volunteer orientation sessions, works with statewide Junior Achievement coordinator to identify and order program kits, carries out follow-up workshops, and general promotion of the program, among other tasks. To learn more about the JEDC Junior Achievement program, please email Robyn Mesdag.  
Celebrate Juneau's Maritime History, Culture and Commerce! 

Join the celebration with 5,000 friends and neighbors!  Get a Booth .  Become a Sponsor.  Contact us if you want to Volunteer, Perform or Host an Activity!
Industrial Co-Working Space Survey--Share some information!

We are helping collect information on the need for industrial co-working space and advanced manufacturing capabilities. Please take a couple minutes to fill out this survey if you're interested in an industrial co-working space.

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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