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New Releases: Current Economic Development Information

    Keep the F-16’s at Eielson Air Force Base

     2011 CEDS Released
    2009 GDP By State    
    Alaska Competitiveness: State and Cluster Economic Performance
     (a report to the Governor from Michael Porter)
    Alaska's Bridging Project (presentation)
    Alaska Forward Phase I Overview  
    Alaska Geographic Differential Study
    Chancellor Roger’s update on energy and the economy 4/11(Powerpoint presentation)
    Cluster Development and Economic Innovation
   FEDC Community Economy Model (Powerpoint presentation)
    Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011
    Helpful Demographic Information
    High Performance Communities

What's Happening - Economic Development Workshops, Seminars or Opportunities

       Vista Americorps opportunities in the interior

Energy in the Interior


Financial Information

    Alaska Division of Investments
    Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
    Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
    Evergreen Community Development Association
    Small Business Administration 

Sample Business Assistance

    Alaska Small Business Development Center
    Small Business Assistance Center (State of Alaska) 

Sample Business Plans

    Financing Reference Guide for Businesses - FED AMEP
    Steps for Success for Rural Enterprises
    Writing Your Small Business Plan
    Starting A Small Restaurant 
    Starting A Bed And Breakfast
    Starting A Rural Alaska Lodge
    Starting An Ecotourism Business In Alaska
    Starting A Small Engine Repair Shop
    Starting A Small Rental Business
    Village Fish Processing Plant Handbook
    Web portal with resources for small business and entrepreneurs


Helpful Links for Entrepreneurs

     Alaska Patent and Trademark Depository Library
     Census Bureau - Community Economic Development Hot Report- Fairbanks, AK
     Come To Fairbanks
     Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
     Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau
     Fairbanks Downtown Association
     Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation
    HUD’s New One-Stop Website for Economic and Housing Data
     Office of Economic Development (State of Alaska)

Helpful Links for Information on Our Economy

     Alaska Community Database
     Alaska Economic Information System    
     FNSB Community Research Center
     Your Economy.Org

Helpful Links for People Starting a Small Business

     AK SourceLink
     Alaska Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support Group
     Commerce, SBA Launch New Online Tool to Small Businesses Begin Exporting
     The Entrepreneurs and Mentors Network, Inc.
     Startup Professional Musings
     Showcasing Solutions
     Play Johnny Money a free on-line small business simulation game
     Doing Business with the Federal Government
     Links to Various Demographic and Business Reports on FNSB
     Links to Various Demographic and Business Reports on the City of Fairbanks
     Links to Various Demographic and Business Reports on the City of North Pole
     Links to Various Demographic and Business Reports on 99705 Zip Code

Helpful Links for Researchers:

      Alaska Local and Regional Information

2011 FNSB Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

     2011 CEDS Working v15 (long version) 
     2011 CEDS adopted 9/29/2009 (short version)     

The FNSB Economic Development Commission developed the FNSB Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) in 1999.  The CEDS is reviewed annually, and revised every five years.  We have just completed a five year revision, restructuring, the CEDS to reflect an Industry Cluster approach.

    2011 CEDS updated long version

For information on visiting, relocating or doing business in Fairbanks, visit

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Fairbanks North Star Borough

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Fairbanks, Alaska 99707-1267
809 Pioneer Road

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

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