Upcoming Training

Seminar: Funding Economic Development


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This one-day seminar will discuss multiple avenues for financing economic development projects as well as sustaining organizations. Topics will include fees for service, membership and sponsorship, federal grants, foundations, and lending. The format will be discussion-based and feature guest speakers.



UAA Gorsuch Commons, Room 107

3700 Sharon Gagnon Lane, Anchorage, AK



To be held on May 11th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with a reception at the BEI office suite to follow.


What topics will be covered?

With the decline in state funding, the major theme of the class is leveraging a variety of funding sources to sustain economic development organizations as well as financing specific projects and initiatives. Topics include:

  • Earned income through contractual services
  • Raising revenue through membership, sponsorship, and events
  • Development financing mechanisms to facilitate investment in communities
  • Loans, loan guarantees, and other debt instruments
  • Sources of grant funding

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