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Alaska Business, 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 emphasizes the importance of enterprise and strives for statewide business coverage.

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From the Editor

How to Make Money Kicking Rocks

How to Make Money Kicking Rocks

First and foremost the Alaska Business team sends out a big thank you to our readers. Your positive feedback on the new design and Premium Digital Edition have made all the hard work more than worth it—so, thank you! Thank you for reading, for taking the time to comment, and for continuing to support our efforts to highlight the individuals, organizations, and companies that shape the Alaska economy.
A Lighter, Brighter Alaska Business

A Lighter, Brighter Alaska Business

Welcome to the new Alaska Business magazine. The entire Alaska Business team is incredibly proud to present this lighter, brighter design. Take a moment to flip through the pages. Go ahead. We’ll still be here.
Standing for Business

Standing for Business

Several weeks ago Jason Martin, Alaska Business vice president and general manager, strolled into my office with a handful of brochures, asked me to take a look them, and let him know what I think. Being the stellar worker bee I am, I picked up what I thought would be new marketing material or an interesting conference on the horizon, only to find they were all about Ballot Measure 1 (aka Stand for Salmon).
We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

Writing about business in Alaska is much easier than many might think because we are not as isolated as we seem. This state is home to the world’s most important and dynamic industries, as well as innovative thinkers who continue to advance Alaska’s technological capabilities, connecting us with the rest of the world in a way never before possible.
Celebrating a Job Well-Done

Celebrating a Job Well-Done

Deciding what to focus on for this month’s Letter From the Editor was simple. It’s all about the best of Alaska. From our incredible cover to finally revealing the Best of Alaska Business award winners starting on page 32, this issue is a wealth of celebration and information.
Taking Time to Appreciate an Alaskan Icon

Taking Time to Appreciate an Alaskan Icon

We’re deep in planning for the Best of Alaska Business awards party and special section (the results are in and there are some surprises this year, all of which will be revealed in our July issue), and, of course, we’re planning for the Top 49ers event in September, while still writing, editing, and planning for the next big issue. All to say it was a pretty typical month, yet a great month because there was one big difference—I’ve known for several weeks what I want to focus on in June: our cover story on Alaska Airlines.
Oil and Gas in the 49th State: Hope on the Horizon

Oil and Gas in the 49th State: Hope on the Horizon

Alaska was purchased by the United States more than 150 years ago, due in part—even then—to an understanding of the state’s significant potential. When Alaska was under consideration for statehood, one of the arguments to welcome what would become the 49th state was this land’s almost unfathomable resources.
From the Editor: The Alaska Business Corporate 100

From the Editor: The Alaska Business Corporate 100

Keeping Alaska healthy, happy, and employed
It’s a beautiful month for business. The sun is shining (most of the time), green is peaking out of white, and it’s time for the Corporate 100 at Alaska Business. Life doesn’t get much better. This year we again recognize and honor the state’s largest employers as they persist through a turbulent economy, keeping Alaskans in work and providing the products and services we rely on to keep us warm, fed, and healthy and happy.
From the Editor

From the Editor

“Alaska has a long mining history and can attribute much of its infrastructure to early explorers and miners… Alaska contains strategic minerals important to national security and the economy. The continued development and production of these resources by the mining industry is vitally important.” This sentiment from Resource Development Council for Alaska Executive Director Marleanna Hall is echoed by members of the mining industry throughout the state.
Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

It’s hard to believe we’re already in the second month of 2018. It seems as if we were just featuring the best places in Alaska to purchase holiday gift baskets. But we’re not looking back because we’re far too excited about the news and information in this spectacular issue.
Welcome to 2018 and the Official Launch of Alaska Business

Welcome to 2018 and the Official Launch of Alaska Business

Happy New Year! We’re extremely excited for the upcoming year and so are many of you, according to the wide range of contributors to our 2018 Economic Outlook Special Section. Looking back at 2017, a variety of factors contributed to a less-than-stellar year for Alaska—tax credit cuts for the oil and gas industry, continued lower-for-longer oil prices, and the resulting trickle-down effect, to name a few— yet even those have not dampened the state’s hopeful expectations for the year ahead.
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.
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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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