Featured Projects

Fairbanks First: Think Local

How to play:
1. On May 4 - 5 look for the stores with signs announcing: "There's a Moose on the Loose in our store! Help us find him!"

2. Once you find Mortimer, the Fairbanks First (orange) moose, have a staff member stamp your passport. No purchase necessary. Passports will be available at the cash registers of all participating businesses.

Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) Updates

The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) program is the backbone of the Missile Defense Agency’s layered defense strategy to protect the U.S. homeland from ballistic missile attack.

Regional Development


To our neighboring bush communities, we want to know how Sam's Club's closure affects you. Please lend your voice to our survey

2017 Toll-Free Directories



Mining is one of the most important industries in Interior Alaska

Young Professionals Council - YPC

YPC Mission Statement

Empower young leaders through community involvement, professional development, and networking opportunities.

If you’re a young adult (no particular age limit) who’s interested in contributing to the betterment of Interior Alaska, participating in community service activities, or making new friends, consider joining the Young Professionals Council!

Cold Weather Testing

Fairbanks -  The coldest, most accessible, and most affordable cold weather testing location in the world!

Fairbanks, Alaska, is one of the greatest places in the world for Cold Weather Testing. Our extended winter season offers longer consistently cold weather for various testing needs.


Since the start of WW2 Fairbanks has been a “Military Town”. Today our Military Industry generates 11,552 jobs (20% of all jobs in Fairbanks) through direct, indirect and induced local spending. These jobs pay an annual average of $ 72,000 (4th highest among all sectors); they equal 38% of all wages, salary and benefit payments in Fairbanks. The Military Industry is by far the largest contributor to the Fairbanks economy and FEDC supports and coordinates the Borough and Cities efforts to sustain and grow this industry.



When it comes to Energy, it starts with understanding two simple truths: 

Fairbanks Prospector

The Fairbanks Prospector is a powerful GIS tool to attract outside investment into the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The site provides real estate, demographic and industry data to help businesses and site selection professionals through powerful online mapping analysis. 

Military/Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships create a bridge between our military installations and the community, state, municipalities, and business owners by providing opportunity for shared contracts, goods and services.  

•There are opportunities on all Interior Alaska military installations.

•The installations have different needs and wants, so please contact us at FEDC to discuss your interest and we can put you in touch with the appropriate individual.


Community Economic Modeling

FEDC has developed an Economic Model of the Fairbanks economy. This comprehensive model provides our community a decision making tool that supplies statistical information about economic drivers of the FNSB economy. This model helps provide an understanding of the basic economic activity that are responsible for new money coming into our economy, leading to our region’s outflows of money from the purchase of imports, creating labor income and other positive economic activity.

Interior Issues Council

The Interior Issues Council is a non-partisan, pro-Interior forum, collaborating across interests to solve problems.           

To begin this pursuit, a cross section of community members and opinion leaders were invited to participate in a half day facilitated discussion on how to address significant public issues confronting Interior Alaska and the state.