December employment was down an estimated 0.3 percent, or 900 jobs, from December 2017. Retail, manufacturing and professional and business services each lost 400 jobs while information and financial activities each fell by 200.
Pacific Dataport (PDI) has signed a deal with space telecom pioneer Astranis to commission the company’s first-ever commercial satellite and dramatically increase the available bandwidth in Alaska and make internet access faster, more reliable and less expensive statewide.
The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation kicked off 2019 by announcing Lynn Rust Henderson, Vice President of Sales and Service for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, as AEDC’s board Chair.
On October 25, 2018, we visited the offices of Alaska Business. We were curious about how a magazine operates and what we would need to do to prepare ourselves for a future in journalism in Alaska.
In January 2018, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) projected that after an enduring economic recession, things were beginning to look up for the oil and gas sector.
Cautious optimism surrounds forecasts for Alaska’s economy in 2019 as many predict the state’s recession will finally bottom out—making Alaska one of the last energy-dependent states to begin recovery since oil prices tumbled about three years ago.