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Petersburg learns more about regional business plan competition

Residents and businesses in Petersburg can learn more this week about a new business plan competition offered by Southeast’s regional Native corporation and a conservation group. It’s called the Path to Prosperity and is being put on by the Nature Conservancy and the Haa Aani community development fund. Haa Aani is the rural economic development subsidiary of Sealaska. The competition is open to all residents, for-profit businesses and tribal entities in Southeast with ideas for a new business concept for the region. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Alana Peterson, economic development coordinator for Haa Ani about the competition.

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Shawn Blumenshine of Haa Aani was in Petersburg Friday to meet with people and businesses interested in applying. Contact him at 907-723-8985. A webinar will be held August 12 at 5:30 p.m. The application deadline is September 16th at 5 p.m. There’s also more information here:

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