The Bering Strait Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy: 2019-2024 (CEDS) is the result of a continuous planning process at the local and regional level in the Nome Census Area of Northwestern Alaska. The goal of this process is to provide for sustainable and responsible development that benefits the people of the Bering Strait Region and improves the quality of life through economic opportunity. The current CEDS builds on the work of previous strategy committees and provides strategic direction for organizations and stakeholders in the region for the next five years.

This version of the Bering Strait Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy updates and replaces the previous document, which was active from 2013 to 2018. It reflects more recent economic and demographic data, updated Local Economic Development Plans (LEDP’s), and the requisite public process to ensure that the plan reflects the wishes of the broader region. It has been developed with respect to the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) CEDS Content Guidelines, which have been revised since the previous CEDS was finalized.

Download the document: Bering Strait Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2019 to 2024.pdf