Mayor Doug Olerud has confirmed that David Simmons, Executive Director of HEDC, and Jenae Larson, Haines School kindergarten teacher, are the two missing Haines residents in the land slide that occurred in Haines on Dec. 2. The HEDC Board of Directors remains hopeful for the safe return of David and Jenae, and are grateful to everyone who has been part of the emergency response. David has been Interim Executive Director of HEDC since July 2020, and is spearheading many economic recovery programs in the community. This is an ongoing emergency for the entire community, and we are committed to helping ensure Haines’s recovery.

For additional information, please contact Greg Schlachter, HEDC Board President at 907-209-0816.

HEDC Bylaws Revisions

This serves as the required thirty (30) days’ written notice of the board’s intention to amend the Haines Economic Development Corporations bylaws.

Haines Economic Development Corp. is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to realize economic development in Haines Borough through research, community engagement, and strategic planning.

2020 Census – Haines Counts!

The Census is here! HEDC is spearheading outreach efforts for the 2020 Census in Haines. We’re here to tell you why it’s so important to get counted and what you can do to help spread the word. Find out more about the 2020 Census.