Ravn Alaska’s plan for its frequent flyer miles to be traded and spent as cryptocurrency exists in the blurry border between transportation and finance.
Tucked in the $1.5 trillion omnibus federal spending bill are special requests to fund projects in Alaska ranging from water and sewer systems to a 15-mile road out of Kotzebue.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine hardly interrupts the negligible trade ties with Alaska, but it does present possibilities for Alaska as a competitor selling the same resources.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development crunched numbers for 2020 and found average prices increased 8 to 9 percent, with demand exceeding supply.
The fifth annual survey by the Alaska Small Business Development Center at UAA finds a more positive attitude among business owners, compared to the challenges of the last two years.
Slated for completion in summer 2022, 601 5th Avenue is getting a new look (and a new floor-plan) loosely inspired by Alaska’s glaciers.
The only nuclear power plant to ever operate in Alaska is being decommissioned this year, but Copper Valley Electric Association is looking at new reactor technology to give nuclear energy a new future.
A North Slope natural gas pipeline will become financially competitive around 2028, according to a consultant’s report for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.
A forecast for the Alaska economy in 2022 anticipates approximately the same 2.2 percent job growth as 2021, unless federal infrastructure spending rolls out quickly.
Alaska’s unemployment rate went down to 5.7 in December compared to the previous month, but the state’s voluntary quit rate of 3.8 percent was the highest in the nation for all of 2021.