Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
KANA’s Economic Development Program utilizes the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document as the basis for most of our work. The CEDS is a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development. The document addresses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the Kodiak Archipelago, taking into consideration the unique needs of each village. KANA is a recipient of the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) Native Planning Grant; this grant supports an annual update of the CEDS, a complete rewrite of the CEDS every five years, and provides resources to regional stakeholders to work towards accomplishing Goals and Objectives that are documented in the CEDS.
The Economic Development Program also supports a variety of projects and initiatives in the Kodiak region, including energy infrastructure development, Farm to School implementation, and the exploration of the connectedness of climate change and economic development.