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Path to Prosperity Business Competition

Awarded Annually by Spruce Root for Postive-Impact Businesses

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The Path to Prosperity Business Competition is an annual business development competition for businesses with a positive economic, environmental, and community impact on Southeast Alaska.

  • Businesses are judged based on their feasibility and their contributions to community development.
  • The competition includes an intensive in-person training which takes place in Juneau in mid-September and that awards $40,000 annually to two winning businesses.
  • Businesses must be located and operate primarily in Southeast Alaska and owners must be residents of Southeast Alaska.
  • We especially encourage participation from entrepreneurs who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color and/or those outside of Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan.
  • Program awards can be used for consulting, technical assistance, and long-term capital expenditures.

April 30th kicked off our application period for the 2024 Business Competition.

The DEADLINE to apply for the 2024 Business Competition is 11:59 p.m. AKST June 30, 2024. Find the Application Form by visiting

We are happy to provide assistance and feedback for crafting a competitive application. If you would like support filling out this application, please schedule an advising session with Izzy Haywood, the competition administrator, no later than Monday, June 17th.

Izzy is the Program Manager for Events and Facilitation at Spruce Root. She supports the Spruce Root team and partners in hosting engaging events and also manages the Path to Prosperity Business Competition. (907) 586-9251.