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.
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Is there potentential mineral wealth near Sitka?

The first gold discovery in Alaska was made near Sitka in 1872. Interest in Sitka's gold potential died out as soon as gold was discovered in Juneau in 1880. Download a 2013 PowerPoint presentation "Mineral Potential of the Sitka Mining District, Alaska" provided by Curt Freeman, Avalon Development Corporation.

View a presentation on Mining and Sustainable Communities. SEDA hosted this presentation by Bob Loeffler, visiting Professor of Public Policy at the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER).