The Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the product of an ongoing regional planning process designed to facilitate sustainable, long-term, and responsible economic development, job creation, and overall improvement in the quality of life in Southwest Alaska. This process began in 1991 when the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC) first prepared and submitted an Overall Economic Development Plan to the Economic Development Administration (EDA).


CEDS updates provide a detailed analysis of the region’s population, labor force, employment, and per capita personal income as well as a review of changes in key economic sectors. SWAMC completed an extensive re-write of the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy in May 2019, which is linked below and labeled SWAMC FY20-FY24 CEDS Full Report.

Linked below is SWAMC’s first annual update of our FY20-FY24 CEDS Full Report. In the SWAMC FY21 CEDS Update, SWAMC staff and board members updated the Goals, Objectives, and Strategies section as well as the SWAMC Action Plan.