Alaska Native Corporations play an important role in the economy of Southwest Alaska. Regional, urban and village corporations provide dividends to shareholders; hold assets in the form of cash, securities, land, and other property; provide employment opportunities to shareholders and non-shareholders; make charitable contributions; and support other social and cultural activities.
Today, Alaska Native Corporations are recognized as some of the most successful businesses in Alaska. The Aleut Corporation, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, and Koniag, Inc. are all listed in the Alaska 49ers, a listing of the 49 most successful Alaskan companies. Each regional corporation in Southwest Alaska has diverse business holdings and investments.