NxN Festival: We came, we spoke, we mingled, we ate (...and ate...and ate)

NxN Festival: We came, we spoke, we mingled, we ate (...and ate...and ate)

Team CED recently attend the North by North (NxN) Festival at the Anchorage Museum. NxN brings innovators and researchers from across Alaska, the nation and other Arctic regions to collaborate and address local and circumpolar challenges. Read on for our takeaways/highlights/favorite parts/moments that left a lasting impression.

Energy in Alaska

Energy in Alaska

For the last few months, the CED team has had energy on our minds. Between the excellent Rural Energy Conference last week, the release of the Renewable Energy Emerging Sector report, and the VOLT49 Showcase this week, it's a subject we can't avoid.

Aviation and Economic Development in Alaska

Aviation and Economic Development in Alaska

Near the intersection of O’Malley and Lake Otis in South Anchorage sits an unassuming business. If not for the Airglas sign, you might not even realize it was an operating business, let alone one that exports high value aircraft components to over 40 countries.

Announcing CED's Emerging Sector Series!

Announcing CED's Emerging Sector Series!

Nine months ago we were drinking coffee while discussing about how our state economy is changing and lamenting that no one had spent time exploring emerging industries with growth potential. And then we realized - why not us? We teamed up with the Division of Economic Development to conduct a series of reports, each profiling an emerging sector.

A Fish Wearing a Tie & Other Matters of Alaskan Adventures

A Fish Wearing a Tie & Other Matters of Alaskan Adventures

What do you call a fish wearing a tie?.... So-fish-ticated.

A group of Alaskans attended Blue Tech Week in San Diego, making new connections to advance Alaska's ocean economy and leaving a number of bad jokes in their wake.

Growing Our Economy through Entrepreneurship

Growing Our Economy through Entrepreneurship

When it comes down to it, economic development is simple in concept if not in practice. The name of the game is removing barriers and cultivating the right conditions so that businesses can expand to create jobs and new wealth.

New Leadership for Lemonade Day Alaska

New Leadership for Lemonade Day Alaska

As we reflect back on the impact made by Lemonade Day Alaska - more than 4,000 participants in 2017, more than $1 million made by Lemonade Day stands donated to local nonprofits since program inception - it's bittersweet to share that after seven fun-filled years, CED is handing Lemonade Day Alaska over to our sister organization, the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC).