Every Alaska industry is an important part of the state’s economic fabric. Alaska’s well-known industries like oil and gas, mining, and fishing are inextricably linked with engineering services, financial institutions, healthcare facilities—even nonprofit endeavors. It is our goal to cover businesses in all of Alaska economic and geographic sectors, from family-operated farms in the Mat-Su and manufacturers in Fairbanks to budding cannabis dispensaries, tourism-based entities in Southeast, or Southcentral’s large retailers.
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GCI’s next 5G wireless network will be for the state’s richest industrial zone. Prudhoe Bay is scheduled to get 5G service in 2022.
A small business in Fairbanks that grew from a bus to a storefront in a year has won the 2021 Golden Carrot award from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources in recognition of its Alaska Grown display creativity, support of Alaska Grown small businesses, and success during the fifth annual “Alaska Grown $5 Challenge” campaign.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks entered the world of intercollegiate esports competition this semester, fielding four teams that compete in video games (or, as they prefer to call them, electronic sports) across the country.
Alaska Behavioral Health has provided mental health and wraparound behavioral health services to Alaskan children, youth in transition, adults, and families, including those with co-occurring substance misuse, for more than forty-five years.
By the end of the decade, plastic waste going into the world’s oceans could weigh half as much as the total amount of seafood coming out of them. That’s one finding of a new federal study mandated by the 2020 Save Our Seas 2.0 Act.
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The Department of Defense selected Anchorage to host the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, named for the late US senator, to focus on national security and scientific research in the polar region.
The annual ranking by US News & World Report recognizes Providence Alaska Medical Center as the Best Hospital in Alaska for 2021-22.
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Voices of Healthcare: Professional Perspectives
"I think there’s been a change in culture, and I think Alaska has been a little bit more progressive in promoting women,” says Ella Goss, CEO of Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC). Goss started working at Anchorage’s largest hospital in 1997 as an ER nurse and rose through the ranks of management. Providence has intentionally promoted female leaders from within, she says, developing their potential because the talent pool in Alaska is so small due to the state’s population.