Leadership to enhance, foster and promote economic development

Our mission is to serve Kenai Peninsula Borough residents by enhancing their quality of life through responsible and sustainable regional economic and workforce development.

KPEDD supports businesses, typically those that are considered a cottage industry, by assisting with developing their business plans, preparing them for commercial loans, providing access to capital and providing technical support through our Business Incubator Program. If entrepreneurs are willing to take the risk, KPEDD is willing to assist them with their endeavor.

KPEDD facilitates community town meetings and other forums. We assist communities with producing a community action plan. Strategic planning is very important, and KPEDD is here to help rural, under-served communities. By documenting the community’s values, vision and priorities, economic opportunities are easier to identify.



Business Analysis Survey

Thank you for your participation for the 2013 Kenai Peninsula Business Analysis Survey. The 5 – 10 minute survey was open to all business owners on the Kenai Peninsula. Results of this survey will be used to help determine the business climate and trends that will be used in our development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that is issued annually. For more information please contact Caitlin Coreson at 907-283-3335. Thank you for your support, KPEDD. 2013 Business Analysis Survey Results

Microloan Program

The intent of the KPEDD Microloan Program is to provide financing when traditional funding sources have been denied and to assist applicants in becoming a viable candidate for traditional commercial lending. The KPEDD Microloan Program is designed to help new and existing businesses create jobs, expand services or operational capabilities that enhance, foster, and promote responsible economic development within the Kenai Peninsula Borough region.