Seafood is the prime industry of Southwest Alaska, and has provided economic stability and subsistence across the region for generations. Some of the world’s healthiest fisheries reside here.
Oil & gas development and the mining sector are two additional natural resource industries becoming more and more prevalent in Southwest Alaska. Multiple exploration projects are popping up on the map regularly.
In addition to abundant natural resources, SWAMC communities fetch economic returns from a budding tourism industry, active Native Corporations, locally owned business operations, and aerospace & defense.
Click on the various links to the right to examine the industries that play an important role in the Southwest Alaska economy.