Economic development is an important part of Extension programming. Extension offers the Professional and Workforce Development program, which brings training and professional development to Alaskans across the entire state. Utilizing the resources of the University of Alaska and a network of consultants, the P&WD program delivers non-credit courses that are relevant and effective.
Another resource offered by Extension is a DEC-certified test kitchen in Fairbanks. The kitchen is available for rent to small food businesses and other interested parties.