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Frequently asked questions


Overview - Competition Details - Past Winners - FAQ - Apply

The Spruce Root Path to Prosperity Program and Business Development Competition aim to support business ideas in Southeast Alaska that will increase local employment, have a positive social and economic impact on their communities, and promote sustainable use of local resources. Path to Prosperity programs will also increase entrepreneurial skills and business leadership in Southeast.

why the path to prosperity program and competition? 

When is the application due?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 31st.

Who is eligible? 

The Path to Prosperity business development competition is open to individuals, for-profit businesses or tribal entities. Business ideas may include a new business or an expansion of an existing business. Note that 501(c)3 nonprofits are not eligible. Applicants must be Southeast Alaska residents.

what do finalists and winners recieve? 

Twelve finalists will attend our Business Boot Camp in Juneau to receive technical assistance in writing a business plan. Two businesses will then be selected as winners and each will receive an award of up to $25,000 for consulting and technical services to develop the business.

To find out more and ask any questions, contact us.

This is an Equal Opportunity Program. Discrimination is prohibited by Federal Law.