This year, the recognition comes at a critical time as healthcare professionals work long and demanding shifts to battle rising COVID cases and are forced to make incredibly difficult decisions as hospitalizations escalate and capacity is strained.
The US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $849,185 grant to the Native Village of Ekwok to build a multi-purpose facility that will enhance the resiliency of the area’s business community. This EDA grant is expected to create or retain fifty-five jobs and generate $45,000 in private investment.
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute announced its new and mobile-friendly website, alaskaseafood.org. The site combines two previously separate websites (alaskaseafood.org and wildalaskaseafood.com) into one fully integrated online home, creating a single hub for information on Alaska seafood.
Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) has launched a new Shareholder-Owned Business Directory, a one-stop resource to find the broad range of businesses owned by BBNC shareholders, spouses, and descendants.
“I am hopeful for our institution’s future and remain guided by the university’s mission to put students first,” writes new UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell. “l can assure you that we will continue to invest in our students through real-world and hands-on learning opportunities, access to undergraduate research, and the ability to utilize cutting-edge technology in their chosen degree path.”
US Senator Lisa Murkowski announced new legislation to provide a permanent exemption from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) for cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska. During her keynote speech at the Southeast Conference Annual Meeting in Haines, Senator Murkowski unveiled the details of her proposal, which will be introduced next week.