Juneau Economic Development Council NEWS  |  October 2019
2019 Juneau & Southeast Alaska
Economic Indicators Report  
The 2019 Edition of the Juneau & Southeast Alaska Economic
Indicators is produced by the
Juneau Economic Development
Council (JEDC) with support from
the City and Borough of Juneau
and corporate partners.
Through this and other research publications, JEDC hopes to
increase understanding of our local economy.
SouthEast Exchange
SouthEast Exchange is a group of  
teachers and community members working to create real life connections
in the classroom.   
Event Tonight    
S.E.E. 2019 
Make Teacher/Community Member Connections & Learn Artful Teaching Strategies
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019
5PM - 7PM
Where: JACC
Free Food, Beer & Prizes!  
Childcare Loan Program

The Childcare Loan program was created with support from CBJ to generate more childcare capacity in Juneau by assisting new or existing childcare providers to access, improve or expand the physical infrastructure needed to deliver a quality childcare program to more families.
Loan Program Details: 
Childcare provider must be licensed by the State of Alaska and offer full time care (at least 30 hours per week).
Use of funds: Loan proceeds can be used to  hire additional staff, assist with rent payments, purchase FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment), classroom supplies and materials, pay for modifications, major renovations, and expansions. Equipment purchases or upgrades that enhance the quality of services delivered are also eligible. Priority will be given to start-up childcare programs and existing programs that demonstrate increased capacity through the loan.

2020 Senior Survey  
Are you 55 or older?  
Take the Survey      
The Juneau Commission on Aging (JCOA), in conjunction with the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ), is conducting a survey of area residents to help local officials and care providers gain a better sense of what is needed for Juneau's population to age in place.
If you are 55 or older, now is your opportunity to influence what services could be available to you when you need them. 
Some of these questions are the same as in previous surveys, for comparison purposes. Some questions are new to reflect changes in CBJ demographics and services. Your participation now will help make a positive difference in our future. 
Thank you for taking 10 - 15 minutes to complete our survey.
  Free workshops available for those interested in angel investing
October 30 at 5:30 PM Pitch Deconstruction
J oe Morrison of 49 SAF will presents an  interactive workshop where entrepreneurs will pitch a panel of straight shooting investors. Morrison will walk through a process to help entrepreneurs experience the differences between what they say and what investors hear.
November 6 at 5:30 PM Term Sheets
The term sheet is an agreement between a lead investor and the company. In this session we will walk through the important components with a focus on understanding the key concepts and new vocabulary contained in term sheets. 
In Memory of Woodie Flowers  
Co-Founder of FIRST & father of Gracious Professionalism
We are saddened by the news of the recent passing of Woodie Flowers, Co-Founder of FIRST and father of Gracious Professionalism.
He was the consummate mentor and inspired all of us to do better and to be better. Woodie's speech at his induction to the STEM Hall of Fame in 2017 captures his passion well and we share it here in the hopes that each of us can incorporate his philosophy into our own lives and pay it forward just as he would have. 
JEDC Board of Directors 
Open Seats   
Application Deadline November 1, 2019   
3 Open Seats
(including one Organized Labor Seat)
Appointed for 3 years starting
on/about December 2019.
Steps to Apply 
2. Send a Letter of interest to the
JEDC Board of Directors
3. Send both documents to the
City Clerk
or JEDC 
4. Interested Candidates to Interview
The Juneau Economic Development Council has openings,  annually , to serve on its Board of Directors.

JEDC Board members are recommended to the CBJ Assembly by the current JEDC Board and then appointed by the CBJ Assembly based upon their experience and expertise in areas relating to economic development and our local economy. 
Interested parties should complete an application AND a letter of interest directed to the JEDC Board of Directors that briefly describes your qualifications and/or interest in serving on the JEDC Board of Directors. One of the three open seats is designated for Organized Labor.  If you are interested in being considered for the Labor Seat, please indicate that in your application. 
Direct questions to JEDC Executive Director, Brian Holst, bholst@jedc.org, or call 523-2333 for more information. 
Deadline for applying is Friday, November 1, 2019.
Interested candidates should plan on participating in interviews with current members of the JEDC Board on November 6, 2019 between 12PM - 2PM. 
Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association Raffle


Entry Open Until  
November 1, 2019 
$20 / Ticket

To contact SEABIA regarding the raffle call
(907) 523-2329 or send us an email at seabia99801@gmail.com.
Support your Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association by entering for your chance to win a brand new Honda Rancher from Mendenhall Auto Center!
Thank you to Cornerstone Home Lending, Mendenhall Auto, Southeast Alaska Real Estate, and VRB Construction for sponsoring this year's raffle!
Indicator of the Month
Juneau's Per Capita Personal Income Ranks Fifth Statewide

Per capita personal income is calculated as the total personal income of all residents in a community divided by the total population. It is an indicator of the economic well-being of the community. In 2017 (the most current year for which data is available), Juneau's per capita personal income of $66,367 was 16 percent above the state average and 28 percent above the national average, indicating a relatively affluent community. Regionally, only Skagway enjoyed a higher average per capita income in 2017 than Juneau, and statewide only three communities had a higher per capita income.

Alaska's per capita income of $57,179 put us in tenth place among all states in 2017.

Become a JEDC Investor
To learn more about our investor program, please visit
or send an email to Robyn 

We invite you to invest in Juneau by becoming a JEDC Investor. Show your support of the work we do to advance 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.   

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Executive Director
Juneau Economic Development Council

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FIRST in Alaska
Alec Mesdag
Chancellor Rick Caulfield
Vice Chair
Mitch Jackson
Susan Murray
Mayor Beth Weldon
Lauren MacVay
Brandon Cullum
Keith Comstock
Marc Wheeler
Jake Carpenter
Nadine Lefebvre
Wade Bryson, CBJ Assembly
The City & Borough of Juneau is an integral part of the success of JEDC.


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AK Communications
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4th Coast
Airlift Northwest
AK Halibut
Akuatic Designs
Alaska Boat Brokers
Alaska Public Employees Association
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Chief Petty Officers Association
Coast Alaska
Dupont Dogs
Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association
Gustavus Visitor Center
Images by Laveda
Integrity Real Estate, Alyson Cooper
Juneau Montessori School
Juneau Radio Center
Lifemed Alaska
Musical Menagerie
National Weather Service
Peterson's Pretzels
Renewable Juneau
Save Bristol Bay
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
Salt & Soil
SOA Department of Environmental Conservation
The Dawg House 
The Salmon Spot
UAS Department of Transportation
Willie's Marine


FEBRUARY 26-27, 2020
Why do you
Choose Juneau?  

As part of the Choose Juneau initiative at JEDC, we are continuing our 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!