2017 Request For Proposals

The Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation has released a 

Request for Proposals: Call for Pre‐Feasibility Studies on Wood‐Fired Heating Projects.

The RFP  will be open until March 3, 2017 5pm Alaska Standard Time.

For the 2016 RFP,  Coffman Engineers was awarded contracts. As such, their proposals are public documents and can be accessed by following these links:

CEI Wood Fire Heating Proposal

CEI Wood Fire Heating Cost Proposal

All of the communities and organizations selected for 2017's prefeasibility studies filled out Statement of Interest forms to be considered for the project. See below for those applications:

Statement of Interest Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Statement of Interest Chatham School District (Gustavus)

Statement of Interest Chatham School District (Klukwan)

Statement of Interest Kuspuk School District




Interior Forest Products

Around the nation many locations offer forest products development opportunities but few can offer sustainable, high quality, developed transportation connections, final consumer markets and a system of industry support.  With its substantial timber resources, Fairbanks, Alaska, is the place to build and expand on its forest products industry.  All these resources allow for value-added production backed by the necessary expertise and support. Fairbanks is an attractive location for forest industry development and the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation is here to help!


White Spruce and Paper Birch are the principle species in the Interior, with lesser amounts of Aspen and Black Spruce.  State and private owned lands combined provide over 5,655 MMBF.  A variety of processes are available for procurement of timber to sustain forest product operations. 

Check out our New Growth Prospectus

Click here for the New Growth Prospectus in Japanese