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.
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.
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.
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).