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    Alaska Village Initiatives

    1577 C Street
    Suite 304
    Alaska 99501

    (907) 274-5400

    Toll Free:

    (907) 263-9971

    The Rural Small Business Conference is scheduled for February 11th - 13th, 2014. Registration for participants and vendors has closed. To be put on the waiting list, please call us at 1-800-478-2332. Click here for more info about the conference.

    The Alaska Village Initiatives Annual Meeting will be on February 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.

    Alaska Village Initiatives is now preparing for our 23rd Annual rural small Business Conference. It will be held at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel on February 11, 12, and 13, 2014. This year's theme is "Visualizing the Economic Future" and we will focus our workshops and gatherings accordingly.

    The 22nd annual conference was a great success, we had 43 Marketplace Exhibitors in attendance and they were able to meet and visit with all registered participants from rural Alaska. We anticipate yet another successful event, we look forward to seeing you there!


    Alaska Village Initiatives, a self-supporting corporation organized in 1968 by and for Rural Alaskans, promotes the economic well-being of Rural Alaskans though economic development, assistance, networking, advocacy, and education.


    Through the wisdom of our elders, the dreams of our youth and the vision of our parents, we embrace our cultures and strengthen our economies.


    AVI is a non-profit membership-based company dedicated to improving the well-being of rural Alaska communities, families, and individuals. Formerly known as Community Enterprise Development Corporation of Alaska, the corporation was formed in 1968 to create new economic activities in distressed communities.

    Our organization has come a long way from 1968 when our first project was to finance a small co-op store housed in a log cabin in Manokotak. Alaska Village Initiatives now has over 170 member organizations, which in turn represent more then 50,000 rural Alaskans, and is controlled by a 21-member Board of Directors representing rural communities and organizations from across the state.