In 1996, AIDEA participated in a loan with KeyBank on a joint venture between the Mt. Roberts Development Corporation and Goldbelt, Inc., a Southeast Alaska Native corporation, to build the Mt. Roberts Tramway. The tram, located in Juneau, takes visitors from the cruise ship docks to the 1,800- foot level of Mt. Roberts where a mountain complex hosts a variety of activities for visitors. Goldbelt was one of the first Native corporations to enter into visitor industry endeavors. This venture has added significantly to Southeast Alaska's tourism offerings and increased employment opportunities in Juneau.