The ARDOR Program's mission has remained consistent throughout the years: to encourage the formation of regional development organizations to prepare and implement regional development strategies (Alaska Statute 44.33.895). Through regional development strategies, local knowledge, and coordinated implementation, ARDORs champion economic development planning for Alaska’s regions and communities by leveraging baseline support provided by the State of Alaska.
As partners of the State of Alaska and leaders of regional economic development efforts, ARDORs serve as conduits to a network of economic development programs and support services for their regions, communities, and businesses. Although ARDORs have much in common and implement similar scopes of work, the form and function of each ARDOR is customized to the region. Decisions are made by elected or appointed boards of directors that reflect the economic
diversity and character of the region.
ARDORs develop customized work plans that contain goals, objectives, and strategies for addressing regional economic development needs including:
Division of Economic Development
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1770
Anchorage, AK 99501
Toll Free Hotline 1-800-478-5626 within Alaska