Regenerative Economic Development
Committed to equity while developing frameworks and strategies that support thriving people, environments,
and economies for seven generations
Celebrating and strengthening our ways of life through the cultivation of regenerative approaches to economic development
• outdoor recreation • tourism • culture • land relationships • business
Live, Work and Play: A Fresh Approach
Regenerative thinking challenges us to understand the social, cultural and political dynamics and ecological patterns of a place and the people who know it so deeply. Beyond sustainability, in our context, regenerative development means ecosystem restoration, outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities are considered holistically to ensure a future that is environmentally and culturally restorative and just. To be regenerative is to create new planning frameworks; reconsider how human activity can evolve with changing landscapes;
to define and measure success differently.
What can and should economic development look like in gateway communities in, and adjacent to, protected areas? How do we operate in harmony with the local environment to honor its unique sense of place - past, present and future. How can we empower place-based leadership to drive positive change in the built, natural and business environments?
It's not too late for Alaska to become a global leader in regenerative nature-based tourism but it takes knowledge, inquiry, intent and a willingness to unlearn
so we can re-imagine the future.