Alaska’s oil potential is global in scale, and international organizations engaged in exploration or development (or both) have been seizing opportunities they see in the Last Frontier.
The Alaska LNG project has competition.
Governor Mike Dunleavy requested a presidential permit to extend an Alaska rail line into Canada, which was followed by a 19-0 vote on Senate Joint Resolution 11 in April in which the senate approved construction of up to 1,000 miles of railroad in Alaska.
Bev Crum has worked at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center for more than forty years.
Two businesses—in wildly different ways—have set their sights on making cost-effective, high-quality, local products: NRC Alaska and ImagineItAlaska.
Combined transportation projects are estimated to total nearly $1 billion, which is approximately half of projected public construction project spending (excluding national defense) across the state.
In 2016 the University of Alaska (UA) launched Strategic Pathways, a plan to “maximize value to Alaska through excellent, accessible, and cost-effective higher education.” An early draft was published in February 2016, and three years later UA has made significant strides in pursuing its goals.
“If nonprofits were treated as their own industry, they would be the second largest source of non-government employment behind oil and gas in Alaska,” according to a January 2018 report.
Great Northwest, Inc.’s President and CEO John Minder started his first business in the fourth grade. “My father had six or seven greyhounds, and he got me a contract for all their bedding,” he explains.
There’s been positive news coming out of Alaska’s onshore and offshore Arctic oil operations.