DED Director Joe JacobsonJoe Jacobson
Division Director

Division of Economic Development

Alaska offers unparalleled prospects for entrepreneurs, business expansion and international competitiveness. Abundant natural resources, a pioneering can-do spirit, and a unique global position combine to create the next frontier of opportunity.

The Division of Economic Development is a one-stop shop that helps businesses and developers navigate the network of programs offering technical assistance and support for start-ups, expansions, and relocations.

Financing Section

The Financing Section administers loan programs designed to promote Alaska industries.

Development Section

The Development Section provides specialized assistance to Alaska industries.

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