News from the Juneau Economic Development Council  |
November 2013

2013 Economic Indicators released
The Juneau Economic Development Council publishes annual indicators on our economy.  Employment, demographics, cost of living....see where we stand this year.   
Innovation Summit wins economic development award
So don't miss the 2014 Innovation Summit, January 29-30 at Centennial Hall. Registration is open so reserve your spot.  

Indicator of the month: Juneau wages 50% above US average
An excerpt from our 2013 Economic Indicators report shows Juneau gaining a 5% margin from the previous year.  

Juneau & Southeast Economic Indicators


This annual publication is a collection of a broad range of economic data on Juneau and Southeast Alaska. We compile information that private and public organizations, local, state and federal agencies, lawmakers and engaged citizens see as important to making sound decisions for individual communities and our region.


To acquire your copy of the 2013 Juneau and Southeast Economic Indicators stop by the JEDC offices, 612 W Willoughby, download at or call us to have a copy mailed to you.  523-2300



Innovation Summit a winner at this year's IEDC Conference
The 2013 Innovation Summit wins a silver in the Special Event category from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). "The Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize Juneau Economic Development Council as being one of the leading organizations in the industry for innovation, creativity and successful strategies." said IEDC chair, Paul Krutko. View video sessions from the 2013 Summit here.
See what we have in store for 2014   
January 29-30, 2014 |  Centennial Hall

Southeast Cluster Initiative | Update 

Industry Clusters Working groups are busy ramping back up after a productive summer. Renewable Energy meets Thursday 11/14 and Visitor Products Friday 11/15.  We invite you to join a meeting to learn more about how the cluster process can benefit you and your industry.  See schedule here.
New this fall, Cluster News in 5 key industries.  To view the October R&D issue, click here. 
Indicator of the Month | Median Household Income

Median household income divides the income of all households in a community into two equal parts and identifies 
the midpoint above which and below which there are equal numbers of households. Household income is the total income of all individuals 15 years and older living together in a household, whether they are related or not. Juneau's median household income, averaged for the years 2007-2011, is $77,558, which is significantly higher than both Alaska and the United States average.  read more 

New JEDC Board Members

JEDC welcomes new board members Alec Mesdag, Sydney Mitchell & Mitch Jackson, approved by the CBJ Assembly on November 4th.  Sincere thanks to outgoing board members Greg FIsk and Jill Ramiel for 6 years of committed service.
Welcome New JEDC Staff

Kevin Crowley 
Program Associate

Kevin originally moved to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer with Southeast Alaska Independent Living. He holds a degree in Economics and Environmental Studies and puts economic analysis and industry cluster knowledge to work supporting many JEDC programs and leading the Renewable Energy and Research & Development Clusters.

Bernadette Rosano
STEM Outreach

Bernadette has a passion for educating, inspiring and guiding students to be scientific leaders through observation and collaboration. She has a Masters degree in the Art of Teaching in Secondary Math and Physical Sciences and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. She joins the STEM team to do outreach to education and run the Saturday Thing.   

Juneau Transit Plan | Survey Responses Requested


The Draft Service Scenarios of the Juneau Transit Plan are now online and the city is requesting your input. Transit is important to Juneau's economy: our businesses, our residents, our youth.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and provide input about the future of transit in Juneau. 


CBJ Transit Plan Alternatives Survey

JEDC Photo Gallery

JEDC Executive Director attends the White House Rural Forum on Regional Innovation in Rural America
Bernadette Rosano conducts STEM outreach for Lights on Afterschool at Floyd Dryden Middle School
Eva Borntein presents the Juneau & Southeast Economic Indicators at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

CalendarJEDC Presents Economic Indicators & Visitor Satisfaction 
Survey to the CBJ Assembly
Monday, December 18 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

JEDC Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 4 | noon - 2:00 PM
JEDC Conference Room, 612 W Willoughby

Willoughby District Stakeholder Meeting  - 
Mark your calendar!
Thursday, December 5 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM 
Fisheries Development Committee
Thursday, December 5 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
JEDC Conference Room, 612 W Willoughby
Innovation Summit
January 29-30, 2014
Centennial Hall
JEDC in the News

Business owners: Summer numbers up this year 

Juneau Empire 10/30/2013


Large West Juneau housing project cleared for development 

Juneau Empire 0/24/2013


Biomass heating for Southeast 

KINY Radio Wed 10/23/2013


Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down 

Juneau Empire 10/21/2013


Report: Juneau's private sector saw growth in 2012 

Juneau Empire 10/18/2013


JEDC report: Juneau's economy is on the upswing KTOO News 10/17/2013


Electric vehicles get a boost in Juneau 

Alaska Public Radio 09/26/2013


UAS to fund STEM scholarships with cruise line cash donations

Juneau Empire 09/25/2013


Electric cars on the rise, city gets grant to support more

Juneau Empire 09/23/2013


Biofuel company to recycle Juneau's waste oil 

Juneau Empire 09/19/2013


Juneau Rental Prices Rising 

Juneau Empire 09/18/2013


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