Ask anyone in Southeast Alaska if they know Sealaska, and most likely you’ll find some connection to us. We are proud of our role as the largest private, for-profit employer and leader in the region.
According to the McDowell Group, a nationally recognized firm with expertise in economic analysis, in 2008 Sealaska provided:
Direct employment (peak): 363
Direct + indirect employment (peak): 490
Direct payroll: $15 million
Our leadership role in forestry employs as many people as the Southeast manufacturing sector does. We provide jobs, such as tree thinning and stevedoring in rural Alaska where economies are hardest hit. This means our contractors can remain in their villages such as Hydaburg and Kake and support their families.
Investigations done by independent third parties show that Sealaska’s round log export produces the same number of jobs on a per million board foot basis as does the local domestic processing sawmills. These round log export jobs are in our tribal member shareholder villages, which means they can continue to live in their homes and not have to move to another town where a sawmill happens to be located.