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
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.
June 1, 2017
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.
April 28, 2017
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.
April 1, 2017
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.
March 1, 2017
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.
February 1, 2017
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.
January 1, 2017
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.
December 1, 2016
Vote this November in the General Election. Registered voters should turn out in force to make a difference with their votes. In the August Primary Election only 88,817 of 515,714 registered Alaska voters cast ballots—a 17.2 percent turnout. As an aside to contrast this year’s poor Primary Election participation, in Alaska’s 1992 General Election, 82.9 percent of registered voters cast ballots—the highest percentage of voters so far.
November 1, 2016
Hands down I would say this issue lists forty-nine of the best places to work in Alaska—our 2016 Top 49ers. Although, I should point out that we originally intended to expound on the First Annual Best of Alaska Business Awards winners of the Best Place to Work category, it just so happens that two of the three happen to be Top 49ers: First National Bank Alaska and Bristol Bay Native Corporation.
October 4, 2016
Big boost to Alaska economy
Alaska Native Corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) contribute a vast amount and diverse array of economic stability to the state’s $50 billion-plus GDP.
September 1, 2016
Alaska is uniquely and acutely aware of the necessity of understanding and balancing the business needs and environmental values implicit in the energy and environmental sectors of the economy.
August 1, 2016
Thank you to our readers who helped us select the winners of Alaska Business Monthly’s first annual Best of Alaska Business Awards
July 5, 2016
Letters to the Editor
Selfish decisions are a true disservice
January 4, 2017
Goal: 90% Alaskan teachers by 2015 (current rate is 30%)
December 22, 2016
Help is available
October 28, 2016
Be a part of Anchorage!
September 29, 2016