SEDA Mission Statement

The Mission of the Sitka Economic Development Association is to:

  • Foster a business climate that is receptive and conducive to existing and new business.
  • Help promote the creation of family wage jobs.
  • Enhance the quality of life for Sitkans.

Paths to Prosperity business DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA that you want to get off the ground? Need help?

There is still time to apply for the Path to Prosperity Competition. DEADLINE IS MAY 31st for initial application.

Three winning entrepreneurs will receive an award package of up to $40,000 in seed funding for consulting/technical assistance to develop their business concept, along with support in finding investor funding. The competition aims to launch companies that will increase local employment, have a positive social and economic impact on their communities, promote sustainable use of local resources, and increase entrepreneurial know-how and business leadership in Southeast Alaska.

CLICK HERE to learn more and download the application.


Business Owners - Your Opinion Matters!

Are you a Southeast Alaskan small business owner, the CEO of a large firm, a Vice President of Operations, a Manager, Commercial Fisherman or an independent artist? IF YES - this five-minute survey is for you. TAKE SURVEY - Southeast Alaska Business Climate Survey


Thank you 2015 SEDA investors

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the City and Borough of Sitka for continued support since 1997.