The U.S. Department of Agriculture received a $66,500 grant to help bring fully automated business kiosks to rural Alaska. The Alaska Small Business Development Center is prepared to implement the innovative pilot program in communities with fewer than 5,000 people, including Hoonah, Nome and Utqiagvik.
The kiosks will provide personalized advising, access to training materials and customized templates to benefit small-business owners and entrepreneurs. The kiosks will not require users to be tech-savvy and will be maintained by local business partners.
Learn more about how the kiosks, launching in summer 2019, will strengthen Alaska’s economy.
– Sami Jo Bailey, The Alaska 100