The community of Gambell continues to have a largely subsistence-based economy. Official unemployment rates in Western Alaska range as high as 20 percent, but functional unemployment is often three to four times higher.

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WACDA Board of Directors

Simon Kinneen, NSEDC, Chair
Robin Samuelsen, BBEDC, Vice-Chair
Ragnar Alstrom, YDFDA, Secretary/Treasurer
Angel Drobnica, APICDA, Director 
Angela Pinsonneault, CVRF, Director
Phillip Lestenkof, CBSFA, Director