Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District

Help with Alaska CARES Act available

Jun 30, 2020
Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District

In-person help with applications for Alaska CARES Act funds will be available Tuesday at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District will be there to answer any questions. Dillon will be at the Homer Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. He said he’s also available anytime by phone at the K-PEDD number, 283-3335.

KBBI's Jay Barrett spoke with him about what questions he can provide answers to.

Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District is creating a workforce-training program for peninsula residents.

Tim Dillon is the executive director of the economic development district, and he said it’s critical for young residents to learn basic job skills and explore different trades.

“Carpentry 101,” he said. “Tool Safety.  Basics of, so how do you interact with other folks, when you're working, when you have a boss. What's the interpersonal dynamics with that if you’ve never had a boss. Just a variety of different things.”

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Homer housing prices went up in 2017. That’s according to the 2018 Homer Situations and Prospects Summary Report, which came out earlier this month. The report documents economic development and demographic changes in 2017.

Tim Dillon is the executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, which produced the report, and he said the need for housing stood out.

 

Challenges for Homer businesses, what are they?

May 10, 2017
City of Homer

What are the challenges businesses face in Homer? That’s what the Homer Economic Development Advisory Commission hopes to answer by surveying business owners in the city.

Commissioner Rachel Lord presented a plan to the Homer City Council Monday that would survey businesses within city limits.

The commission hopes the data collected will help the city better understand ways it can help businesses.

“Our job growth and our economic development really is going to likely come most from the success and retention of the businesses we currently have,” Lord said.

BlueCrest CEO Speaks At Industry Forum

Feb 1, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

An annual two day event designed to take the temperature of industry on the Kenai Peninsula got underway Thursday at the Old Carr's Mall in Kenai. The event’s sponsors invited government officials, company executives and industry advocates to speak. BlueCrest Energy, the company drilling for oil north of Anchor Point, accepted their invitation.