The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development’s Division of Economic Development (DED) is launching an economic survey to better understand the business landscape of Alaska’s industries. The survey will aim to identify areas of opportunity for growth and expose barriers to success.

“This important survey will create a better understanding of federal, state, and other workplace or market issues impacting Alaskans’ ability to grow their industries,” said Commissioner Julie Anderson. “This information will clarify where to focus efforts and improve our business environment and, it advances one of Governor Dunleavy’s priorities to grow the economy and create new jobs.”

The survey can be found at and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Responses are requested prior to March 1st, to help us meet our ambitious deadline. Members of Alaska’s business community are encouraged to respond.

“Working together, we will send the message that Alaska is open for business,” Director Matthew Fagnani said of the survey project.

The mission of the Division of Economic Development (DED) is to strengthen key industries while supporting the free enterprise system and building a diverse economy through business assistance, financing, promotion, and public policy. To accomplish this mission, the Divisionworks closely with industry leaders, allied agencies, and economic development organizations across the state to support the growth and diversification of Alaska’s economy.

For additional information about the division, please visit To learn more about DCCED and its other agencies, please visit DED Director Matthew Fagnani can be reached at (907) 269-8147 or

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