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Alaska Timber Industry Needs Increased Tongass Harvest November 2016

Alaska Timber Industry Needs Increased Tongass Harvest

Alaska’s timber industry varies greatly by region within the state and there is great potential for growth of the industry. There are roughly 126 million forested acres in Alaska, but only about 14 million acres support fast-growing commercial timber.

November 2016

Natural Resources are Foundation of the State’s Private Sector Economy

Alaska is one-fifth the size of the rest of the United States, with more coastline than all other states combined. This state contains immense natural resources, including minerals and offshore resources like oil and gas and seafood.

Bambino’s Baby Food is Alaska Grown from Farm to Freezer April 2016

Bambino’s Baby Food is Alaska Grown from Farm to Freezer

Dr. William Campbell watched Zoi Maroudas growing up working in her family’s Anchorage restaurant. These days, he’s watching with interest as she creates her own business out of giving baby food a nutritious and delicious makeover.

Alaska’s Seafood Processing Industry November 2015

Alaska’s Seafood Processing Industry

Alaska’s seafood processing industry is holding a steady course as 2015 winds down. Recognition of the industry has been growing over the last decade as economic analyses reflect a more inclusive view, counting both direct and indirect fiscal impacts.

Wild Alaska Salmon Advantages Go Beyond Taste and Texture June 2015

Wild Alaska Salmon Advantages Go Beyond Taste and Texture

Most people agree that competition is good for any industry, leading to innovation and efficiency. But try telling that to a glum-faced Alaska salmon fisherman circa 2000; it’d be a tough sell.

Patented Fish Grinder Designed in Alaska June 2015

Patented Fish Grinder Designed in Alaska

Alexandra West, staff engineer at PND Engineers, Inc. and University Honors College graduate with a civil engineering degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), was awarded US Patent 8,833,682 B2 for designing a water-powered fish carcass grinder aimed at lowering the interactions between fishermen and wildlife.

Seafood: Alaska’s Sustainable Bounty February 2015

Seafood: Alaska’s Sustainable Bounty

When counting fish, Alaska is a world class producer. In fact, if it were a separate country, Alaska would place among the top dozen fishing nations in the world and rank as the sixth largest seafood exporter.

January 2015

The Alaska Economy

The past thirty years witnessed Alaska’s economic growth through climbing and falling oil prices, growing pains of Alaska Native corporation prosperity, and a position in global logistics eyed by not only businesses but also the US military.