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P2P Wins International Economic Development Award

Haa Aani and The Nature Conservancy are excited to announce that Path to Prosperity has been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as an outstanding business development program.


The IEDC 2015 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 6th at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage, AK.  Haa Aani and The Nature Conservancy were presented a Silver Award for Business Retention and Expansion for programs of 3 years or more.


IEDC is the largest economic development association in the world.  The award committee reviewed over 500 programs and organizations during the review process, so the Path to Prosperity administrators are thrilled to have received this honor.  Check out the full list of categories and award recipients here.

Launch or grow your business

Three winning entrepreneurs will receive an award package of up to $40,000 in seed funding for consulting/technical assistance to develop their business concept, along with support in finding investor funding. The competition aims to launch companies that will increase local employment, have a positive social and economic impact on their communities, promote sustainable use of local resources, and increase entrepreneurial know-how and business leadership in Southeast Alaska.

Why P2P?

Southeast Alaska’s rural communities are suffering high unemployment rates, the loss of traditional jobs and a stagnant economy.  Many residents leave their home communities in search of opportunities in urban areas. This outmigration threatens the very fiber of rural community health and well being.

Who Should Apply?

The competition is open to all residents of Southeast Alaska.  This includes individuals, For-profit businesses and Tribal entities.  Business concepts must be for a business located in Southeast Alaska.

Our Sponsors :
Our Partners :


Goldbelt Corporation • University of Alaska Southeast School of Business • Simpson, Tillinghast, Sorensen & Sheehan, P.C. • Bainbridge Graduate Institute • Longenbaugh Law Firm • Sealaska Corporation • Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska


News & Announcements

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Important Dates

April 30, 2015 5:30 p.m. AKDT

Informational Webinar

Join us on April 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM AKDT to learn about the Path to Prosperity competition. We will discuss the mission of P2P, as well as the rules and requirements of the competition. See how you can build on innovative ideas and grow your business through our program!

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May 31, 2015 | 5 p.m. AKDT: Submission Deadline

Submit your application for the P2P Competition!

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July 7, 2015

12 Finalists Announced

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