The Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the product of an ongoing regional planning process designed to facilitate sustainable, long-term, 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 (OEDP) to the Economic Development Administration (EDA).


Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy SWAMC completed an extensive re-write of the Southwest Alaska CEDS in June 2014. The 2014 – 2019 CEDS is an 80 page document that will last for a 5 year planning period. SWAMC members may request copies of the complete document on CD by contacting Erik O’Brien.


A 2016 update of the report is available to view here. The comment period for the update closed June 30, 2016. Yearly updates are conducted for our CEDS with time for public comment scheduled for each update. Send any questions or thoughts about the upcoming 2017 CEDS update to Doug Griffin, our Executive Director.