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Alaska Business Monthly, produced in Alaska for Alaskans and other U.S. and international audiences interested in the business affairs of the 49th state, aims to provide a thorough and objective analysis of issues and trends of interest to the Alaska business community. Featuring stories about individuals, organizations and companies shaping the Alaska economy, Alaska Business Monthly emphasizes the importance of enterprise and strives for statewide business coverage.

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From the Editor

Saying Good-Bye to Turbulent 2017… Looking Forward to a Prosperous 2018

Saying Good-Bye to Turbulent 2017… Looking Forward to a Prosperous 2018

So many thrilling changes occurred in Alaska in 2017. The oil and gas industry received exciting news in May when US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a secretarial order to advance exploration efforts in the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska and to update resource assessment for certain areas of the North Slope, specifically in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Welcome to Mining Month at Alaska Business

Welcome to Mining Month at Alaska Business

Welcome to the Alaska Business special Mining Issue. As an Alaska-based, business-focused, community-minded publication (I love hyphens, what can I say?), we spend a lot of time talking about oil and gas. Many argue it is the foundation of Alaska’s economy, but oil and gas are not the only natural resources that make significant contributions to the state’s fiscal well-being.
Welcome to the Top 49ers 2017: Elements of Enterprise

Welcome to the Top 49ers 2017: Elements of Enterprise

Rethinking Recycling

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Since the early 1970s that slogan has been used to bring awareness to increasing air pollution, water contamination, and unchecked waste. In many parts of the Lower 48, recycling is not just second nature, it’s expected. Instead of pushing one garbage bin the curb for pickup, residents line up their municipality-provided recycling bins with their contents meticulously separated into paper, plastic, glass, and “other.”
Welcome to our Second Annual Best of Alaska Business Issue!

Welcome to our Second Annual Best of Alaska Business Issue!

Being the best at anything is difficult. It’s easy to float through life, never taking chances, just getting the job done—but reaching the peaks of greatness requires a mix of initiative, ingenuity, strategy, and creativity. Being the best takes strength and the ability to think independently and take risks.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles or How I Arrived at “Alaska Business”

Spring in Alaska is like no other I’ve experienced. As the ice and last dregs of dirty snow disappear, surprising vistas emerge on a daily basis.

Life is change

From the Alaska Business Monthly office, in a currently thawing midtown Anchorage, we can see the former Northern Lights Hotel as it undergoes what is probably its final transformation. This evolution will bring about the long overdue demolition of the forty-seven-year-old building, which, when built in 1970, was so state-of-the-art that it even had color television—in every room.
Corporate 100 Shines Again

Corporate 100 Shines Again

Congratulations to all the companies of the Corporate 100 this year for employing so many people in Alaska—89,329. That is a huge chunk of the Alaska workforce and close to 40 percent of estimated average monthly private employment. The diverse range of employers in the 2017 Corporate 100 gives readers an idea of the rich cross-section of companies operating in the state—there are many industries represented.

Legislative Priorities and Legislative Action

Never the twain shall meet?
This legislative session in Juneau is all about money and the state’s wallet, or it should be. Just as a reminder: Revenue is In and the Budget is Out. So far, not much legislative action has been taken that would create a balanced or sustainable budget.
Dream Big Alaska

Dream Big Alaska

February is a great month in Alaska, the days start getting longer, the session in Juneau gets into full swing, and Engineers Week encourages students to consider engineering as a profession. Engineers across the state, the nation, and the world deliver the DiscoverE message to Dream Big during Engineers Week, Girl Day, Global Day, and in its Future City competition.
Alaska Economic Outlook 2017

Alaska Economic Outlook 2017

'Bright, if...'
Happy New Year! We asked leaders across Alaska for their comments on the economic outlook for 2017, and the common theme is an optimistic outlook as long as there is proper legislative action taken and diversification of the economy. Alaska Business Monthly believes “Alaska Can Do It,” and we’re confident the business community will prosper.
Tip of the Iceberg Jeopardizing Alaska

Tip of the Iceberg Jeopardizing Alaska

When taking into consideration the critical state of the Alaska economy, it’s not just about the price of oil; it’s also about the amount of oil.
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Letters to the Editor

OPINION-EDITORIAL Polar bears over people, environmentalism over economies

OPINION-EDITORIAL Polar bears over people, environmentalism over economies

Selfish decisions are a true disservice
OP-ED University of Alaska Working to Build a Culture of Education in Alaska

OP-ED University of Alaska Working to Build a Culture of Education in Alaska

Goal: 90% Alaskan teachers by 2015 (current rate is 30%)
OP-ED Make Mental Health a Priority

OP-ED Make Mental Health a Priority

Help is available
Letter from Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Chair

Letter from Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Chair

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