Economic Development is the sustained, concerted actions of policy makers and communities that promote the standard of living and economic health of a specific area. The Borough first adopted nonarea-wide economic development powers in 1986 through the adoption of Ordinance 575. In 1990 the voters approved the adoption of area-wide economic development powers by the Borough via Ordinance 772 A, and in 1999 the Assembly adopted Ordinance 1106, establishing an economic development assistance program.
Community Housing studies & reports
Ketchikan Gateway Borough is actively working on easing the housing shortage in Ketchikan. At its August 15, 2022 meeting the Borough Assembly took action to reduce development barriers and help open up the market - starting with potential subdivisions at North Tongass Mile 17/18, Cedarwood, and Fawn Mountain.
- Alaska Federal Funding
- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
- Ketchikan 123 - Community Resource Guide
- Ketchikan Indian Community - Housing Authority
- Ketchikan Indian Community - Employment & Training
- State of Alaska - Department of Labor & Workforce Development
- Southeast Alaska By the Numbers 2022
- Southeast Alaska Business Climate Survey 2022
- Southeast Alaska 2025 Economic Plan