In 2016, the Haines Chamber of Commerce conducted a “Business Retention and Expansion” study, created by by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. According to the state’s Division of Economic Development, the BRE program “assists communities in analyzing the key drivers of their local economy, identifying opportunities to improve the business climate, and implementing strategies that grow and expand existing local business and industry.”

Haines 2016 Business Retention Study