Attracting economic growth

Attracting economic growth

Economic developers often use incentives and marketing tactics to encourage companies to relocate or expand to their communities, a practice both costly and competitive. A key tenement of economic development, it has recently evolved to include attracting and retaining workers.

My Review of The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter - and how to make the most of them now

My Review of The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter - and how to make the most of them now

After college, I panicked because I had no idea what I wanted to do, and for the first time in my life, I did not have a clear path. Everybody kept telling me that my twenties did not really count so I should just do whatever I felt like. The Defining Decade by Meg Jay, Phd had some better advice for me.

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.

Why We Sprint

Why We Sprint

Not long ago, if you spoke to me about a “sprint,” I would have assumed we were talking about your fitness routine. Not so anymore, as entrepreneurial sprints have taken off (“sprinted,” if you will?) in Alaska. Between OTIS, Growspace, the University of Alaska President’s Innovation Challenge, and now VOLT49, innovative Alaskans seem to have an appetite for sprinting.