At Southeast Conference’s February 2020 Mid Session Summit, nearly 300 people representing small businesses, tribes, native corporations, municipalities and community organizations participated in two types on SWOT analyses: one for the region overall, and sector specific SWOTs within the Southeast Conference committee areas. Follow up work occurred between March through October
in Zoom meetings and through surveys to improve and prioritize the sector-specific SWOTs. This document is a summary of each of these Southeast Alaska SWOT analyses.
A SWOT analysis is an in-depth analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. These regional SWOT analyses identify the region’s competitive advantages along with internal or external factors that keep us from realizing our potential. It helps answer the question, “Where are we now?” by identifying critical internal and external factors that speak to the region’s unique assets that we can leverage to maximize the economic potential of Southeast Alaska.