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.
The most recent Alaska-Made Building Products Directory was published in March 2013 by the Division of Economic Development of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
Patrick Reilly is a lifelong Alaskan. When he graduated from West High School in the early seventies he was “working odd jobs in construction” while dating April Markley, who would later become his wife and business partner.
The State of Alaska Division of Economic Development, in partnership with the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, released the first in a series of reports examining several emerging economic sectors in Alaska.
All developed economies include a value-added sector; Alaska’s small but nationally competitive manufacturing is strong but narrow, with room to grow.
Alaska’s timber industry varies greatly by region within the state and there is great potential for growth of the industry.