Local Resources

Seward’s businesses are the strength of our community – providing jobs, local philanthropy, and an avenue for entrepreneurs to follow their dreams. Most of our members have less than 5 employees, and span a wide diversity of industries. The Seward Chamber is committed to connecting our business members with the resources they need to succeed and thrive.

Resources exist locally, throughout the state, and at the national level. Through the links below, businesses should be able to find the assistance they need to meet their goals.

Local/Borough Resources

  • Government actions frequently impact the business community. The Seward Chamber has launched Seward Business Voice, a website highlighting national, state, and local issues impacting business. Learn about the issues, and support the Chamber Board through Action Alerts. Seward Business Voice is your one stop connection to our national, state, and local elected leadership.
  • An excellent source of local business assistance in Seward is the Alaska Small Business Development Center. Hosted by the University of Alaska and funded in part by the US Small Business Association, provides free, confidential technical business assistance and low-cost business training. Call the SBDC directly to make an appointment. 907-260-5629
  • The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD) supports businesses by assisting with developing their business plans, preparing them for commercial loans, providing access to capital, and providing technical support through their Business Incubator program. KPEDD assists communities with capacity building. Capacity building starts with community involvement. 907-283-3335
  • Local financial institutions can offer assistance obtaining funding for commercial business enterprises. You’ll find First National Bank and Wells Fargo Bank branches located here..