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.
Latest Industry News
Ag-in-a-Box Traveling Classroom Expands from Online to In-Person
Alaska Village Initiatives received a $28,000 grant to support The Amazing Ag-in-a-Box Traveling Classroom program, an in-person expansion of its online subsistence farming curriculum.
Contango Ore Lining Up Financing for Manh Choh Gold Mine
The developer of the Manh Choh gold mine near Tok is moving ahead with financing, selecting ING CAPITAL and Macquarie to arrange a $70 million loan for this year’s pre-production construction.
Two Alaskans Win State Small Business Person Awards
The US Small Business Administration named a Small Business Person of the Year for each state. Alaska’s is Amie Sommer, and Virginia’s is an Alaskan, too.
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?
Executive Promotions at Mt. McKinley Bank
The oldest and largest full-service local community bank in Fairbanks, Mt. McKinley Bank, promoted several team members to executive positions.
UA Center for Economic Development Lands Kellie as Entrepreneur-In-Residence
The founder of an Anchorage aerospace firm is lending his business acumen to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Tlingit & Haida Purchase Driftwood Lodge
A hotel and café in downtown Juneau are now under tribal ownership. The Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska closed on the purchase of the Driftwood Lodge and Sandpiper Café.
Peter Pan to Buy Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co.
Peter Pan Seafood signed a letter of intent to purchase Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co., including a smokehouse facility in Anchorage and its salmon jerky brands.