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.
According to Blane, Canada Ltd., the average community derives 76% of its new jobs and capital investment from existing businesses instead of new business attraction.
BRE is an ongoing process of:
Since launching the program, DED has delivered workshops and training programs around the state to participating organizations and regional stakeholder groups.
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.
Toll Free Hotline 1-800-478-5626 within Alaska