Industry Outlook Forum

Courtesy of KPEDD

The annual Industry Outlook Forum, put on by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, is Thursday, Jan. 6 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. It’s a snapshot of the economy of the Kenai Peninsula today and a forecast of what’s to come. According to Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, the forum has changed substantially over its 15-year history, just like the peninsula’s economy.

Find the 2022 agenda and registration link for the 2022 Industry Outlook Forum at

ECON 919 - Developing the Blue Economy

Jan 20, 2020

  This week, we revisit the Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook Forum. Earlier this week, we reported on efforts by the Kenai Peninsula Borough to expand agriculture opportunities on the Peninsula, but what about all of that ocean around us? Mariculture was a major topic at the forum last week in Seward.


ECON 919 - Industry Outlook Forum

Jan 3, 2020


The annual industry outlook forum is coming up next week. This year’s forum will take place in Seward. The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, along with Chambers of Commerce from Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Seward all work to organize and support the event.



Well, the Kasilof River is open to sport-fishing with actual photographic evidence of success in the Clarion. Soon commercial fishermen will be putting their nets in the water, and charter guides will be roaring up and down the Kenai at 6 a.m., followed by the thundering hordes of dipnetters in July.

Kenai River Brewing

Doug Hogue, owner of Kenai River Brewing Co., speaks about the history and development of KRB in Soldotna.