Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fisheries loan office folded into new state agency

The state Division of Investments, cited in the following press release from Gov. Sean Parnell, is heavily involved in making loans to Alaska fishermen for permits, quota shares, vessels and gear. The division also has made substantial loans for hatcheries.

Oct. 12, 2010

Governor signs order creating Division of Economic Development

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell today issued an administrative order to combine the Division of Investments and the Office of Economic Development into a new Division of Economic Development within the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (DCCED).

The merger will reduce duplicative functions in state government while bringing department front-line staff and leadership together to focus on economic strategies. It will create a “one-stop shop” that can provide an existing or new Alaska business with financing, marketing and general assistance.

“This consolidation will aggressively re-assert the state’s leadership in creating a business-friendly climate necessary for responsible, sustainable development,” Parnell said. “By combining Investments and the Office of Economic Development, we will decrease red tape for the private sector.”

To help identify economic development opportunities and reduce barriers, DCCED also recently formed an Economic Advisory Council consisting of industry leaders from around the state.

“These changes help us better serve the business community and more effectively promote economic development in Alaska,” said DCCED Commissioner Susan Bell. “We look forward to partnering with the private sector in pursuit of a better future for Alaskans.”

The administrative order takes effect immediately. The new Division of Economic Development will be managed by Division Director Wanetta Ayers and will operate from state offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau.


Loan Modification Attorney said...

I am jessica live in alaska.I am a graduate and want to form fishery, what i need is what are all loan facilities that I can get from state and central government? It will be great if I get subsidy information as well.

Anonymous said...

What a conehead Parnell is, it's an election year, he'll do what he can to stay in. Captain Zero strikes again!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica (the 1st poster), thank you for your interest in the free money that Alaska has to offer. All you have to do is call the Governor's office in Juneau (phone number 907-465-3500) and ask for Sean. Don't take "no" for an answer. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

sounds like an increase in red tape to me and more pople that know less about their own divisions