Prince William Sound Economic Development District
Established in 1991, the Prince William Sound Economic Development District (PWSEDD) serves the communities of Chenega, Cordova, Tatitlek, Valdez, and Whittier as a regional development organization. For more than 25 years, the PWSEDD has worked with municipal and tribal governments, businesses, and residents to improve the business climate and the quality of life in the region.
Economic Development Designations
PWSEDD is recognized by the federal and state governments as the regional development organization for the Prince William Sound Region.
The former Prince William Sound Economic Development Council was recognized by the U.S. Economic Development Administration as a federal economic development district (EDD) in 2001. As part of our role as an EDD, PWSEDD is responsible for developing, maintaining, and implementing a regional comprehensive economic development strategy.
PWSEDD was recognized as an Alaska Regional Development Organization (ARDOR) at our founding in 1991. As a member of the ARDOR Network, PWSEDD is one of twelve similar organizations across Alaska. The ARDORs share insights and best practices, network, and advocate for regional development policies and approaches.
PWSEDD fosters economic growth and responsible development in the Prince William Sound region, including the communities of Chenega, Cordova, Tatitlek, and Whittier. We serve as a forum to advance regional economic issues, sustainable development, and stewardship of the Sound.