The NSEDC Small Business Initiative is an avenue for individuals to promote and develop business ventures in an effort to help alleviate social and economic issues facing the Norton Sound region. The NSEDC Small Business Initiative is aimed at identifying and funding business ideas that will stimulate and facilitate economic development in the Norton Sound region.
After a series of reviews and interviews by an independent panel of judges, selected entrepreneurs present their ideas to the same independent judges in person for the opportunity to be awarded a grant of up to $50,000. The application period now occurs every other year (during odd years), and generally opens after the new year and closes in mid-July. The application evaluation and judging process takes place in August and September, with award recipients notified by October.
Information on the 2016 grant recipients can be found here.
The 2017 Small Business Initiative Application can be found here.
The application period is open until July 14, 2017. Mail completed 2017 Small Business Initiative Applications to:
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation
2701 Gambell Street, Suite 400
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
For more information, please contact:
P.O. Box 358
Nome, AK 99762
Phone: (888) 650-2477
Fax: (907) 443-2478
Paul Ivanoff, III
P.O. Box 193
Unalakleet, AK 99684
Phone: (800) 385-3190
Fax: (907) 624-3183
- Other resources available:
- Kawerak, Inc. Community Planning and Development
Contact: (877) 219-2599
- State of Alaska Small Business Center
Contact: (907) 269-8104
- Alaska Small Business Development Center
Contact: (800) 478-7232
- SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Chapter 558: Counselors to America’s Small Business
Contact: (800) 755-7304
Linking Alaska’s small businesses to the right resource at the right time