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Administrative Order No. 257

I, Sean Parnell, Governor of the State of Alaska, under the authority of Art. III, Secs. 1 and 24, of the Alaska Constitution, establish the Division of Economic Development within the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.

Purpose and Directions

I direct the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to merge, consistent with State law, the Office of Economic Development and the Division of Investments into a single division called the Division of Economic Development. Combining these divisions under a single umbrella and making any necessary regulation changes would create a one-stop shop that can assist an existing or proposed business entity with financing, marketing, business assistance, and governmental coordination. The newly unified division, operating from State offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau would be better able to serve the business community and leverage other economic development programs and services.

Effective Date

This Order takes effect immediately.

DATED at Juneau, Alaska this 12th day of October, 2010.

/s/Sean Parnell

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