about the Competition

Path to Prosperity is an annual business development competition for businesses with a positive economic, environmental, and community impact on Southeast Alaska. Businesses are judged based on their feasibility and their contributions to community development. The competition is open to all business ideas, start-ups, and existing businesses across Southeast Alaska. Applications are now closed.

For each competition cycle, up to twelve finalists will travel to Juneau for an intensive business Boot Camp Weekend, and two winning entrepreneurs will receive an awards of up to $25,000 in consulting and technical assistance. For more information, view competition details.


July 8, 2019:

Round 1 Finalists Announced

Sept. 26 - 29, 2019:

Business Boot Camp in Juneau, ak

Dec. 2, 2019:

Business plans due


Competition History

Over six cycles, the Path to Prosperity (P2P) business development competition has received applications from over 200 businesses and start-ups from across Southeast Alaska and has provided intensive management training to over 76 entrepreneurs during the signature Business Boot Camp in Juneau.

In 2015, Path to Prosperity was presented the Silver Award for Excellence in Economic Development by the International Economic Development Council. 


Who should apply? 

The competition is open to all residents of Southeast Alaska.  This includes individuals, for-profit businesses and tribal entities. Businesses must be located and operate primarily in Southeast Alaska. FAQ →

“Path to Prosperity is a results-driven competition – It is the best-in-class business development program in Alaska.”
— Joe Morrison, Biz21 Consulting, Anchorage, AK
Mathew Scaletta, owner of Wildfish Cannery, was a 2017 Path to Prosperity Finalist.

Mathew Scaletta, owner of Wildfish Cannery, was a 2017 Path to Prosperity Finalist.

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