At the Alaska Partnership for Economic Development (APED) we realize that Alaska’s economy is facing significant challenges. Further, that Alaskans, from the private and public sectors, from rural and urban regions, and from all political parties must come together to develop a vision for a prosperous Alaska. Finally we believe that we must develop and implement a strategy that makes that vision a reality, and Alaskans prosperous for generations to come.
We envision a future where Alaska’s economy thrives in an atmosphere of smart growth, balancing economic and environmental priorities while retaining and creating sustainable wage jobs, expanding and diversifying the tax base, and growing economic wealth to ensure resources that provide for the people and businesses of Alaska into the future.
Strategies we believe in:
- Diversifying the tax base to ensure fiscal stability in state, regional and local revenues, helping mitigate the impacts of volatile global resource prices and providing a more stable economic base and fiscal certainty.
- Promoting the creation of wealth in Alaska, while developing an environment that fosters the retention of that wealth in Alaska. It is time for Alaskans to own the tractors, not drive them.
- Enhancing the retention and attraction of workers of all ages by addressing health and public safety issues, and promoting the overall welfare of Alaska residents.