Alaska Business was established in 1984 and is Alaska’s premier business magazine and website. Our 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. We feature stories about individuals, organizations, and companies that shape the Alaska economy.
In March of 2017, Alaska Business Monthly rebranded to become Alaska Business, marking our transition from being solely a monthly print magazine to a multimedia publisher. To further our rebranding efforts in October 2018 Alaska Business refreshed and updated our logo and print magazine design to reflect a cleaner and more contemporary look.
Alaska Business emphasizes the importance of all enterprises, from the large multinational corporations that do business in the state to the numerous sole proprietorships. We stress 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.
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With every article, fixture, newsletter, and social media post, Alaska Business strives to produce our best work as we celebrate Alaska’s businesses and the individuals who run them. We are proud of our in-house editorial and production staff and our team of incredibly talented freelance writers and photographers who make this magazine possible. And we’re honored that the Alaska Press Club has recognized the quality of our work, presenting us with seven awards for 2018: first place for Best Magazine Feature, Best Long Feature, Best Magazine Cover, and Best Page Layout & Design; second place for Best Page Layout & Design; and third place for Best Reporting on Health and the Vern McCorkle Award for Best Business Reporting.
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In This Issue
Out of the Mine and into the Smelter
Mining has long been a key fixture of Alaska’s economy. On a small scale, people flock to the 49th state to tour different operations. Kennecott Mine was once a booming copper mining site and is now a National Historic Landmark, attracting tourists eager to visit the ghost town and get a feel of the Gold Rush era it once dominated.