Visionary work. Meaningful impact.



Who we are

The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development (CED) is a university based partnership promoting economic diversity through entrepreneurship, community building, and action oriented strategy. CED is a program of the University of Alaska Anchorage Business Enterprise Institute and is one of 52 University Centers designated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.






What we do


CED leverages the resources of the university system to support economic growth in Alaska. We provide technical assistance in the form of information and data, and implement projects and programs that promote economic development across the state. 

Our work spans Alaska, from rural villages to urban cities. We welcome projects that provide the chance to learn more about our great state while working to advance economic opportunity for our fellow Alaskans.



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Alaska Startups


 Alaska Startups promotes the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Alaska through a variety of platforms. Managed by CED as a statewide initiative, community members are invited to collaborate and contribute. Alaska Startups platforms include AlaskaStartups.comIdeator, e-newsletters, FacebookInstagram, and a directory.







Current thoughts

This is where we share what we're thinking about, learning, and experiencing as we promote economic diversity through entrepreneurship, community building, and action oriented strategy in Alaska. If you're interested in joining the conversation, let us know - guest posts are welcome!