The uncertainties and controversies brought about by the 1993 closure of the Alaska Pulp Corporation mill prompted the Institute to bring Sitkans together to compile reliable information in the form of community indicators. The result was the 1999 publication of Sitka Community Indicators: A Profile of Community Well-Being, published in partnership with Sitka’s Turning Point Toward Health. The report tracked social, economic and ecological trends in Sitka, was widely distributed and used in the community, and hailed as a model for communities elsewhere in Alaska and around the country.