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By Dan Rudy 

SEC report finds economy has grown slightly


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

A barge is guided up to the ramp in Wrangell this summer. In an assessment of strengths and weaknesses conducted for Southeast Conference, among the 1,200 individual businesses and individuals surveyed, better than 40 percent felt transportation costs to be a hindrance to the region's economy.

As this week's Sentinel hits the streets, Southeast Conference's 2016 Convention and Membership Meeting will be wrapping up in Petersburg.

Designated by the state and federal governments as Southeast Alaska's organization for regional economic development, SEC includes 180 member organizations, representing 1,200 people from 32 regional communities. One of the highlights of its annual fall meeting in recent years has been its By the Numbers Report, which looks at economic and demographic trends in the region.

In this year's report, SEC found the regional economy grew ever so slightly betwee...

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