Spruce Island Development Corporation (SIDCO) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation
founded in 2004 and located in the community of Ouzinkie. SIDCO, through its
Board of Directors, brings together in one working entity the leadership of
the City of Ouzinkie (a 2nd class City), the Native Village of Ouzinkie (a federally
recognized tribal council), and the Ouzinkie Native Corporation (the Alaska
Native Claims Settlement Act village corporation) in support of long term community
sustainability. The SIDCO Board represents all aspects of Ouzinkie’s working
community and supports effective long-term economic development, project planning
In our Background for Planning, you will understand that Ouzinkie has undergone significant economic
decline in the past twenty-five years, primarily due to loss of access to commercial fisheries.
SIDCO was formed in response to this economic decline, and a need for the community to come together to
identify, discuss, research and plan for potential opportunities.
-All text taken from "The Community of Ouzinkie Strategies for Economic Development
and Integrated Business Plans"
Ouzinkie is a community of caring, hardworking individuals who come together in times of need.
We are a self-sufficient community with strong roots in our Orthodox Faith through our
long-standing relationship with Saint Herman of Alaska.
We have a viable, self-sustaining Ouzinkie economy supported by sound
transportation facilities and community infrastructure.
We provide equal educational opportunities for all residents.
We practice strong, local self-determination through our locally controlled, City, Tribe,
Village Corporation, Spruce Island Development Corporation, Ouzinkie Community Holding Corporation,
and AdvisorySchool Board.