March Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

There’s a lot going on this month and almost all of it is good! The federal government passed another relief bill that will pump $1.9 trillion into the economy through existing programs like the PPP and EIDL as well as through new programs targeting restaurants and bars, live venues, commercial fishing, child care, and other … Continue reading "March Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

It’s SBDC Day!

It’s #SBDCDay! Take a peek at what the Alaska Small Business Development Center has been up to in the last year. We’re looking forward to continuing to serve Alaska’s small business sector in the year to come! We’re thankful to our national partners, America’s SBDC and the U.S. Small Business Administration, our host, the UAA … Continue reading "It’s SBDC Day!" More

JEDC 2021 Innovation Summit April 7-9

The Juneau Economic Development Council 2021 Innovation Summit is going virtual this year on April 7-9.   The annual conference hosts a diverse array of talks, performances, and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire new perspectives.   This year’s theme is Localization in a Global Economy and will explore ways to contribute to a … Continue reading "JEDC 2021 Innovation Summit April 7-9" More

‘Buy Alaska’ makes the case for local resiliency, growth (KCAW)

“Katie Ashbaugh took over [managing the Alaska Small Business Development Center’s] BuyAlaska Program at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to retool the project toward a new goal: To educate and encourage the public to shop from Alaskan-owned businesses first.” “Supporting small businesses also means that we are supporting our regional resiliency,” said Ashbaugh. … Continue reading "‘Buy Alaska’ makes the case for local resiliency, growth (KCAW)" More

January Update from the Executive Director

Over the last few weeks, Alaskans have begun to see funding from the latest federal relief bill start to pour into the state. From individual payments of up to $600 per person to early-stage PPP loans and more, dollars are starting to flow again at a time when our businesses and neighbors need it most. … Continue reading "January Update from the Executive Director" More

Introducing Katie Ashbaugh, BuyAlaska Program Manager

Katie Ashbaugh is the BuyAlaska Program Manager and is thrilled to be finding ways to promote Alaska’s small businesses and to encourage shopping local first. With a background in the natural sciences and sustainable forest management, Katie took her passion for sustainability into the field of business and has an MBA in Sustainable Systems. She … Continue reading "Introducing Katie Ashbaugh, BuyAlaska Program Manager" More