Juneau Economic Development Council NEWS  |  May 2016
Thank You for Joining us at the 7th Annual Juneau Maritime Festival! 

We had a great time with everyone at the Juneau Maritime Festival! We were excited to see that despite the rain, over 1,400 people came out to enjoy the food, music, and activities.  This event took months to plan and it goes without saying how grateful we are for the generosity of our sponsors listed  HERE . We also appreciate the support and time of our steering committee members, volunteers, vendors, and members of the media. Without this financial and volunteer support, this year's Maritime Festival would not have been possible.  

And we thank YOU, our Maritime Festival participants, for your energy, good spirits, and yearly attendance at our annual event. 

KTUU's Road Trippin series came by to check out the Festival fun. Check out the clip HERE in case you missed it.  
JEDC's Executive Director Brian Holst interviews with KTUU team.
Thanks for coming out everyone! 
Over 300 lbs. of Rockfish was donated by Taku Smokeries and Alaska Glacier Seafoods!
STEM Summer Camp Starts TODAY! 

It's that time of year for JEDC STEM Summer Camps! We're excited to kick off the summer with these fun science-related activities.  These camps are led by experienced and enthusiastic staff dedicated to ensure that your child's camp experience is safe and fun with tons of opportunity to explore and learn. Each of these camps will give kids hands-on experience in STEM. 

We still have some a vailability in SeaPerch, Rocketry and Robotics summer camps. You can sign up HERE.    

Students Get to Build Underwater Robots in the SeaPerch program.
Sponsor Thank You at Celebration of FIRST Luncheon
JEDC and FIRST  statewide sponsor BP are hosting a  FIRST  in Alaska Luncheon next week in Anchorage to thank sponsors as well as celebrate some of Alaska's brightest minds and most  promising  innovators. The luncheon will include video footage from the World Championship in St. Louis as well as robot demonstrations.  For those interested in learning more about the FIRST program and to help support, please visit HERE.
Deckhand Dave's is Open! 
The Southeast Alaska Revolving Loan Fund helped Deckhand Dave's get started. We're excited for his delicious wild Alaskan salmon, rockfish and halibut tacos.  You can find his food truck at 356 S. Franklin. Check out his Facebook page HERE.

Interested in expanding your business? Got a great plan for a new investment? Call Margaret at 907-523-2326 and learn more about JEDC's Revolving Loan Fund.

Thanks to Meilani Schijvens for the photo!
STEM Corporate Challenge is THIS Friday! 

Building LEGO robots just isn't for kids! JEDC coordinated four adult teams to participate in this year's Corporate Challenge held in Juneau to help support  FIRST in Alaska events around the state! Come check out the fun at the Baranof! 

JEDC Attends Main Street NOW Conference with DBA
JEDC staff attended the Main Street NOW conference along with Downtown Business Association board members to learn more about the Main Street program, approach and how to apply its usefulness to downtown Juneau. Part of the conference included building a pop-up park in Milwaukee. 

Featured Economic Indicator:
Juneau's Civilian Federal Government Job Losses,
2011 - 2015

The years between 2011 and 2015 saw a reduction of 145 federal civilian jobs in Juneau, a 17 percent decline in employment from 839 to 694 jobs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) saw the largest workforce reduction, a loss of 46 employees. After the Coast Guard, which includes both active duty and civilian employees, NOAA is the largest federal employer in Juneau, and the cuts represent a 20 percent reduction in staff. The second largest civilian federal employer, the Forest Service, saw a 10 percent decrease, with a reduction in staff of 20 employees. The TSA also lost 34 employees, which because of its smaller size, was a 42 percent reduction in staff.

Federal Agency Employment Losses/Gains from 2011 to 2015

Investor Spotlight: ConocoPhilips Alaska

Helping improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work is a fundamental value of ConocoPhillips Alaska and our employees. We do that by funding worthy causes, by lending a helping hand where it's needed most, and by working diligently to build inclusive, honest and respectful relationships with our stakeholders. ConocoPhillips Alaska is proud to invest in events, projects and programs throughout Alaska that enrich the quality of life for all Alaskans. 

Learn more about supporting the work of JEDC and consider an Investment in Juneau.
Congrats to our Sponsor Alaska Airlines for the recent J.D. Power Recognition! 

Congratulations to our airline sponsor Alaska Airlines for ranking highest in airline customer satisfaction for the 9th consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2016 North America Satisfaction Study. Travelers also ranked the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan highest in overall customer satisfaction for the 3rd consecutive year in its Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. 
Become a 2016 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 or send an email to Dana Herndon
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Juneau Economic Development Council

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