Featured In-Depth Articles
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The Alaska Railroad’s Centennial
The nation’s last full-service railroad, the Alaska Railroad, is celebrating 100 years or literally and figuratively keeping Alaska moving.
Say ‘Hi’ to Hydroponics
As supply chains lag and the cost of food continues to rise, the issue of food security has moved to the forefront, with several manufacturers, retailers, and innovators advocating for increased use of hydroponics to supplement food supplies.
Westinghouse and USNC are partnering with local entities to implement microreactors that suit Alaska’s energy needs.
North Slope Gas to Heat Interior Alaska
There’s now a plan to transport stranded North Slope gas to another market, with the bonus of providing affordable heat to the Interior.
Global Credit Union Grows from Alaska to International Opportunities
In April Alaska USA FCU began operating under a new name, Global Credit Union, to symbolize its expanded service worldwide.
What Really Drives Gas Prices?
Alaska’s fuel distributors explain what it costs to get gasoline to the pump, plus the other parts and pieces of a successful gas station.
Santos’ Progress at Pikka
Santos is making steady progress at Pikka, spudding a well in the first half of 2023 and anticipating first oil in 2026.
Working to Employ Alaskans with Disabilities
The Alaska Work Matters Task Force reviewed and analyzed existing policies, practices, procedures, barriers, and workforce utilization data regarding the employment of people with disabilities in Alaska, producing a report that includes sweeping recommendations for legislation and for executive branch departments, agencies, and commissions.
Occupational and Survival Training
Employers are compelled by regulations and their own moral standards to prioritize the health of their employees. For those employees whose work requires that they manage bad weather, remote worksites, aggressive wildlife, or other hazards, additional training can give them the tools they need to get home safe every day.
The Alaska Energy Big Picture
Conversations about US Arctic energy have been dominated by oil and gas, but Alaska—the nation’s connection to the Arctic—has so much more to offer in the energy sector, from natural resource extraction to being a natural testing ground for micro-grid and extreme weather energy research.
Solutions to the Bycatch Blame Game
As some fisheries shrink, often there are not enough fish to go around. Is bycatch at the root of the problem, or are there issues that need to be addressed?
How Much Parking Does One City Need? The Anchorage Assembly eliminates parking requirements city wide
The Anchorage Assembly voted unanimously to wipe out parking requirements citywide; the amount of parking is left to the judgment of individual developers.
This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.