After a devastating “lost season” in 2020, Alaska tourism stakeholders are hoping this summer will see a much-needed return of visitor spending—or at least the start of the recovery process.
“We have had no disruptions or slowdowns during the COVID pandemic—and that is a testament to our employees who understand this responsibility, who care about what they do every day,” says Span Alaska then-President Tom Souply.
If there is one company that can support industry across the board, it is Fairweather. What began as a weather observation provider for aviators supporting remote industry sites has grown to include an entire array of services for Alaska’s resource developers.
Founder and owner Bill Hoople speaks to the good people and good timing that lead to decades of success for HC Contractors, based in Fairbanks.
While rare earth elements can be found throughout the world, including in Alaska, most of the world’s production takes place in China, putting the supply chain for hundreds of products—as well as significant defense applications—at risk.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy and changed the landscape of commercial real estate in Alaska. The good news is that experts say it’s only a matter of time before the market rebounds.