Tanana Chiefs Conference Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Planning Support

Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) hired Agnew::Beck to assist with the development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region and its member communities. The TCC CEDS summarized economic indicators and conditions for the region and sub-regions in visually-compelling ways and offered development strategies to empower TCC member communities and residents in the region. The project team collected a preliminary list of ideas and strategies from various sub-regional governance meetings and extensive stakeholder interviews, as well as a regional survey. Project outreach included education to help residents understand economic development concepts and seek information on possible projects to address energy, housing, jobs, transportation, and other key topics. EDA approved the final CEDS in August of 2016 and subsequently awarded TCC a $60,000 implementation grant. In October of 2016, the TCC Executive Leadership Board passed the final CEDS by resolution.