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STATE

State of Alaska http://www.alaska.gov/

Alaska Energy Authority http://www.akenergyauthority.org/
The mission of the Alaska Energy Authority is to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska

Resources for Conducting Business in the State of Alaska http://www.alaska.gov/businessHome.html

Dept. of Commerce Community and Economic Development https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/

Alaska Division of Economic Development https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/ded/
The Division of Economic Development is a one-stop shop that helps businesses and developers navigate the network of programs offering technical assistance and support for start-ups, expansions, and relocations.

Alaska Community Database https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/dcra/DCRAExternal/community

Useful tool when trying to obtain information on the communities in Alaska. This is a database with detailed information for each community in Alaska (location, economy, municipal offices with contacts, etc.)

Other State Departments http://www.alaska.gov/akdir1.html
Quick link to the other departments within the State of Alaska.

Community Advocacy https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/dcra/ 
Provides a resource tool for assisting regional municipal governments in providing effective government services to community residents.

Alaska State Legislature http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php
Direct access to the news and issues facing the Alaska Legislature.


FEDERAL

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  http://www.sba.gov/
SBA provides small businesses with an array of financing for small businesses from the smallest needs in micro-lending --- to substantial debt and equity investment capital (venture capital).

SBA Alaska http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/2821
 is the local Alaska chapter of the U.S. SBA that provides financial, technical, and management assistance in a variety of ways to the Alaska small business owner.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development https://www.rd.usda.gov/ak
The USDA-RD role is to increase rural residents' economic opportunities and improve their quality of life. We also provide technical assistance and financial backing for rural businesses and cooperatives to create quality jobs in rural areas.

USDA Alaska http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ak/
Promoting a dynamic business environment in rural Alaska is the goal of USDA Rural Development's varied business programs.

Economic Development Administration (EDA) http://www.eda.gov/
EDA encourages programs that promote job growth and business expansion in today's technologies and in discovering tomorrow's. The EDA supports key initiatives among regional areas across the United States, thereby developing economic stability through intergovernmental and public/private sector collaboration.

Export-Import Bank of the United States http://www.exim.gov/
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.

Export.gov http://www.export.gov/
Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today's global marketplace.

U.S. Commercial Service, Alaska  http://2016.export.gov/alaska/
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.