New Ways of Seeing Southeast Alaska’s Forests and Economy

Newsletter on working with the Tongass Futures Roundtable in Southeast Alaska to analyze the economic challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Alaska.

Working with the Tongass Futures Roundtable in Southeast Alaska, Headwaters Economics prepared an extensive analysis of the economic challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Alaska. Read more about our study in our latest newsletter (600K Acrobat pdf) or click here to go to the full report to read more about the economic challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Alaska, including detailed analysis of the local and regional trends.

Highlights

  • Timber-related jobs today make up 2 percent of all employment in Southeast Alaska, with very little value-added manufacturing.
  • Using wood products biomass to generate energy offers an economic development option that reduces fossil-fuel dependence and strengthens the wood products industry. (See page 3 of the newsletter.)