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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.

Business Retention and Expansion

Statewide Program

The Division of Economic Development's statewide business retention and expansion (BRE) program assists communities in analyzing the key drivers of their local economy, identifying opportunities to improve the business climate, and implementing strategies that grow and expand existing local business and industry. 

About BRE Current BRE Programs

Is your community interested in participating?

DED welcomes economic development organizations, municipalities, and other regional organizations to join in this effort. For more information, contact the state program manager or your community’s BRE lead organization.

Program Manager