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Top 49ers Named by Alaska Business Monthly

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Alaska Business Monthly named the 2013 Top 49ers at an awards luncheon held at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage today. This year's Top 49 businesses owned and operated by Alaskans took in $16.07 billion in gross revenue in 2012 and employed 71,272 people worldwide, 25,792 in Alaska.

The event was attended by nearly 500 business people from across the state who enjoyed a meal of orange and thyme beet salad, grilled Alaska salmon caramelized in a teriyaki glaze and finished with baby bok choi, jade blend rice with fresh wasabi and ginger, a medley of fresh seasonal vegetables, and a tuxedo truffle mousse cake for dessert.

The crowd was entertained by The Midnight Sons a cappella chorus Breaking Point Quartet and Bradford G. Keithley gave the keynote speech. The event ended with the door prize of two round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines goes being drawn by Andrew Ogilvie, the company's Manager of Sales & Community Marketing for Alaska. Melissa McKinney, Marketing Coordinator at the Wilson Agency LLC, was the lucky winner.

Alaska Business Monthly selects the Top 49ers by surveying Alaska companies with a short list of questions, including gross revenue for the previous year, employees (total and in-state), headquarters location, top executive, business activities, subsidiaries, and any recent notable events in the last year. To qualify for consideration a company must answer all questions, be at least 51 percent Alaskan-owned, and headquartered in Alaska. Once surveying closes, responding businesses are qualified, then ranked by gross revenue. Alaska Business Monthly has followed this selection method for the last 29 years, although surveys are now conducted online.

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, headed by Rex A. Rock Sr., president and CEO, topped the list for the 19th consecutive year. Twenty other Alaska Native Corporations also made the list this year, representing the largest block with nearly $12 billion in gross revenues.

The 2013 Alaska Business Monthly Top 49ers in order of rank and with 2012 gross revenues are:
1 Arctic Slope Regional Corporation $2,628,929,000
2 Bristol Bay Native Corporation $1,961,780,000
3 NANA Regional Corporation Inc. $1,800,000,000
4 Chenega Corporation $1,100,000,000
5 Lynden Inc. $885,000,000
6 Chugach Alaska Corporation $709,000,000
7 Afognak Native Corp./Alutiiq $534,610,000
8 Calista Corporation $404,231,000
9 Doyon, Limited $338,276,000
10 Alaska USA Federal Credit Union $338,000,000
11 Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC) $312,380,000
12 Sealaska $311,620,000

13 Chugach Electric Association Inc. $266,971,000
14 The Wilson Agency LLC $254,273,000
15 Cook Inlet Region Inc. $237,849,000
16 Davis Constructors & Engineers Inc. $218,000,000
17 Bering Straits Native Corporation $213,000,000
18 Olgoonik Corporation $198,600,000
19 Ahtna, Inc. $190,000,000
20 USTravel $187,000,000
21 Tyonek Native Corporation $178,000,000
22 Goldbelt, Incorporated $156,566,000
23 Carlile Transportation Systems $156,000,000
24 Era Alaska $150,000,000
25 Udelhoven Oilfield System Service $148,165,000
26 Construction Machinery Industrial $145,000,000
27 First National Bank Alaska $144,300,000
28 The Tatitlek Corporation $138,739,000
29 Three Bears Alaska Inc. $130,268,000
30 Koniag Inc. $126,859,000
31 Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. $112,000,000
32 Colville Inc. $110,000,000
33 Matanuska Electric Association Inc. $106,482,000
34 Aleut Corporation $98,099,000
35 MTA Inc. $96,000,000
36 Homer Electric Association Inc. $91,000,000
37 Neeser Construction Inc. $90,000,000
38 Watterson Construction Co. $89,000,000
39 The Eyak Corporation $88,800,000
40 PenAir $81,300,000
41 Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Center $78,422,000
42 Seekins Ford Lincoln Inc. $74,557,000
43 DOWL HKM $59,000,000
44 Alaska Industrial Hardware Inc. $58,602,000
45 Builders Choice Inc $58,000,000
46 The Kuskokwim Corporation $57,000,000
47 Airport Equipment Rentals $54,000,000
48 Bethel Native Corporation $53,400,000
49 Tatonduk Outfitters Ltd. $50,785,
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About Alaska Business Monthly
Alaska Business Monthly was established in 1984 and is Alaska's premier business magazine and website. Its goal is to promote economic growth in the state by providing a thorough and objective discussion and analysis of the issues and trends affecting Alaska's business sector; and by featuring stories on the individuals, organizations and companies that shape the Alaska economy. Alaska Business Monthly emphasizes the importance of all enterprises, from the large multinational corporations that do business in the state to the numerous sole proprietorships. It stresses a statewide approach to business coverage with stories from all regions of the state and offers topical diversity just as broad as the Alaska economy itself. Learn more at the magazine's website akbizmag.com.

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