Like Alaska’s oil industry, Alaska’s seafood industry supply chain moves most of the state’s seafood out of state as an unrefined product, creating a persistent challenge for fishing communities that seek to keep more value and more Alaska fisheries jobs in state.
The pipeline is still in fundamentally sound shape and has a few maintenance properties that would be remarkable if it was an old car: the pipeline requires a smaller maintenance staff to keep it running than it used to, and it’s gotten safer and less leaky as it has aged.
There’s money to be made in promising to reduce your company’s environmental footprint by cutting down fewer trees. And Alaska’s largest landowners are getting behind this new type of business in a big way.
Ferrous metals usually have less value by weight, which can make profit margins thin for scrap yards when prices drop, especially in places like Alaska with high transportation costs.
A lone employee arrived in mid-February to turn on a furnace and grow lights in one of the northernmost commercial plant nurseries in North America.
It’s been looming on the horizon for years, and now it’s here: the federal mandate for long-haul truck drivers to use equipment called Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) to track the number of hours they work.
When it’s time to network, learn, and even pick up some swag, there are a bevy of annual conventions held statewide to inform and entertain.
The prices for fuel and food surprise many first time visitors to rural Alaska towns.
A project to transform Anchorage’s major north-south highway into a six-lane road is almost two-thirds done.
Alaska Geographic welcomes Andy Hall as its new executive director.