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Our Mission

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.​


Why Haines? 

We are a community driven by our resident’s interests, innovation, and participation. The growth and health of a small-town Alaskan economy is tightly intertwined. No matter the industry, we depend on each other's success. 


HEDC recently created a Community Prospectus Website with the goal to attract new residents seeking quality of life and economic opportunity. Learn more about what makes life in Haines so exceptional and poised for long-term economic growth.

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Opportunity Zone

Haines is one of 8,700 communities in the nation with an Opportunity Zones designation. These are intended to stimulate investment and growth by allowing private investors to defer capital gains taxes by reinvesting capital gains in qualified projects. 


Some examples of Opportunity Zone investments are commercial real estate development and renovation, opening new businesses, expansion of existing businesses, or large expansions of businesses already within the Opportunity Zone. Contact us to learn more about investor and program benefits.  

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