Path to Prosperity Business Competition

2022 Finalists Announced by Spruce Root

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We’re thrilled to announce this year’s cohort of tourism-focused Path to Prosperity Business Competition finalists! From starting Wrangell’s first electric scooter rental company, to offering experiential 3-week canoe trips for Alaska Native youth, to creating an inaugural catch and release steelhead tournament on Prince of Wales, the 2022 Path to Prosperity Business Competition finalists are defining Southeast Alaska’s visitor industry, creating jobs, and driving regenerative economic growth.

Here are the Finalists:

  • Alaska Brown Bear Bread Co. (Hoonah)
  • Alpenglow Adventures (Sitka)
  • Costa Brava (Haines)
  • Fathoms Alaska (Juneau)
  • Instant Vintage Photos (Skagway)
  • New Earth Fungi (Juneau)
  • Rooney’s Roost B&B (Wrangell)
  • Scoot AK (Wrangell)
  • SEAK Expeditions (Haines)
  • Silverthorn Charters (Thorne Bay)
  • Southeast Dough Company (Sitka)
  • The Wheelhouse (Petersburg)

In Round 2 of the competition, finalists will participate in Path to Prosperity’s transformational Business Boot Camp where they will get access to resources, work with mentors, and receive one-on-one consulting to develop their business models and plans. In February 2023, two finalists will be selected to win $25,000 each to grow their businesses.