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Anchorage Chamber Debate Focuses On Fiscal Stability

ANCHORAGE – Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, along with Scott Goldsmith, UAA economist, Brad Keithley, president of Keithley Consulting, LLC, and Jonathan King partner at Northern Economics will participate in a lively discussion on the fiscal future of Alaska and the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) proposal.

This will be the second debate this year regarding key economic issues hosted by the Anchorage Chamber. “With the growing discussions about Alaska’s fiscal future and the need to address the unsustainable spending patterns of state government, educating Anchorage Chamber members on the pros and cons of proposed fiscal plans is imperative,” said Halcro.

Goldsmith and Keithley will argue that MSY is the best solution, while King and Halcro will argue it is not. Steve Johnson, associate professor and director of debate at UAA, will moderate the debate.

Seats for the Nov. 11 “Make it Monday” forum can be purchased at Anchoragechamber.org before Nov. 8. Seats will also be made available at the Dena’ina Center by 11 a.m. on the day of the event.
Cost is $23 in advance for Anchorage Chamber members, $31 for non-members. RSVP is encouraged.

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, member-driven business organization with nearly 1,100 members representing 54,000 employees. For businesses interested in membership, annual fees are based on the type of organization and number of full-time year-round employees.  More information about the Anchorage Chamber is available on its website at Anchoragechamber.org or by calling (907) 272-2401.

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